Our Stoke Chiropractor explains how chiropractors can help arthritis sufferers

Arthritis is a very common medical condition in the United Kingdom, affecting about 10 million people. It is a potentially debilitating condition that causes swelling and pain in the joints. Arthritis sufferers often struggle with mobility and find that the condition severely impacts their lifestyle.

Our Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke chiropractic clinics often receive new patients who are suffering from arthritis. They are usually in a great deal of pain and wondering if a chiropractor in Stoke on Trent can help them obtain some pain relief.

We are happy to inform these clients that chiropractic can reduce the symptoms of many types of arthritis. In most cases, obtaining treatment from a Stoke chiro will significantly reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and restore some mobility. In this post, our Stoke chiropractor explains precisely how chiropractic care can help arthritis sufferers.

 

What is Arthritis?

Although arthritis is a common condition, it is not well understood by the general public. “Arthritis” is not a single disease, but a term used to describe many different joint diseases and conditions that cause joint pain.

In total, there are over 100 types of arthritis and associated conditions. These conditions can affect people of any race, age, and gender. The most common arthritic conditions include:

 

Osteoarthritis

Affecting about 9 million people across the UK, this is by far the most common type of arthritis. It usually occurs in older adults and is more prevalent in people with a family history of the condition.

Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage lining the joints to roughen and become thinner. This makes the tendons and ligaments in joints work harder. It then leads to swelling and the formation of bony spurs in the joints.

Eventually, the bones in the joints begin to rub against one another, which is extremely painful. The joints most commonly affected by osteoporosis arthritis are in the hands, spine, knees and hips.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system mistakenly targets the joints. This leads to pain and swelling. Eventually, it causes the bone and cartilage in the joints to break down.

 

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition that primarily affects the muscles, bones, and ligaments in the spine. It leads to stiffness and causes the joints to eventually fuse together.

 

Cervical spondylosis

This form of arthritis primarily affects the joints and bones in the neck. It causes a great deal of stiffness and pain.

 

What Can Chiropractors Do To Help Arthritis Sufferers?

Chiropractic is effective at treating many types of arthritis. It is an all-natural, safe, and non-invasive treatment that does not involve any pharmaceuticals.

Arthritic patients who visit our Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke chiropractic clinics receive gentle adjustments to their joints which correct misalignments and reduce joint restrictions. These adjustments can reduce joint inflammation while improving the function of the affected joint.

Chiropractic adjustments can also boost nervous system function, which makes it easier to manage the symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Visiting a chiropractor in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme can lead to:

  • Reduced pain levels
  • Less inflammation around the joints
  • Better flexibility and improved range of motion
  • A more active and enjoyable lifestyle

To establish if chiropractic care is appropriate for a new patient, we perform a consultation and initial examination. This helps us discover the severity of the patient’s arthritis and determine if chiropractic treatments will be appropriate. We then work with the patient to devise a treatment plan that delivers results.

 

If you are suffering with arthritis and are looking for help with your symptoms or would like learn more about the ways that our Stoke Chiro can help you, contact Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by calling 01782 711 191 or City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke by calling 01782 711 191

Our Stoke Chiro Outlines 5 Incredible Benefits Of Chiropractic For Sportspeople

sports injury treatment with our stoke chiroA significant proportion of the clients visiting our Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic or City Chiropractic Clinic do so because they have sustained a sporting injury. Our Stoke chiro will firstly assess their injury, then perform the necessary joint adjustments and soft tissue treatments to help their body heal more efficiently. These treatments also help to reduce their pain levels during the recovery period.

Many of the sportspeople visiting our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent are surprised to discover that our chiropractic treatments lead to better performance on the sporting field once they recover. That’s because regular chiropractic care can change your physiology in a way that improves performance. In this post, we’ll share some more incredible benefits of chiropractic care for sportspeople.

Are you interested in improving your sporting performance? Book a visit with our Stoke Chiro at  Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by calling 01782 711 191 or booking online on our website here. You can also read on to discover the incredible benefits of chiropractic for sportspeople.

 

#1 – Stronger Performance

The most exciting benefit of chiropractic care for sportspeople is obviously better performance. The main reason for this occurring is that chiropractic treatments are effective at improving the motion of the spine. This can lead to better nervous system function and better “sensorimotor integration”. Sensorimotor integration being the relationship between the sensory system (nerves) and the motor system (muscles).

Improved sensorimotor integration means the central nervous system can more easily control task-specific motor output. In other words, your brain can control your body more efficiently. This can lead to better hand-eye coordination, more strength, and more fluid movement.

Another performance boost occurs because of the effect that chiropractic treatments have on the joints. When you visit our Stoke chiropractor, they will assess the performance of your joints and determine if any are poorly aligned. Once adjustments have been performed, your musculoskeletal system will be functioning far more efficiently, with greater flexibility and power. This delivers an incredible performance boost.

 

#2 – Pain Reduction

Pain is the most common reason why people visit our Stoke chiro. Fortunately, chiropractic care has proven to be effective at relieving pain. A chiropractor will perform a combination of joint adjustments and soft tissue therapy to alleviate your pain quickly and help you get back on the sporting field sooner than expected.

 

#3 – Less Risk Of Injury

All forms of exercise will place additional strain on your body, with the muscle, joints, tendons, and ligaments being the most affected. Seeing our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent will help you prevent this additional strain from becoming an injury.

A chiropractor will:

  • Ensure your joints are correctly aligned, which reduces the risk of acute and repetitive strain injuries
  • Provide soft tissue therapy to help you deal with muscle, tendon and ligament
  • Offer advice on dealing with recurring injuries

 

#4 – Chiropractic Care is Completely Drug-free

If you visit a doctor for sports injury treatment, they are very likely to use pharmaceuticals as a part of their treatment approach. This is different to a chiropractor, who will treat your condition without the use of drugs. This can help you avoid potentially addictive pain killers and drugs with serious side effects.

 

#5 – Chiropractic Care Makes Recovery Faster

Sportspeople who visit our Newcastle or Stoke chiropractic clinics are often amazed by how quickly they recover from their injuries after receiving chiropractic care. That’s because a chiropractor can address any misalignments of the musculoskeletal system which are impeding the healing process. They can also help you reduce inflammation and provide rehabilitative treatments to further speed up the healing process.

 

If you are suffering a sports injury or are in pain for some other reason our Stoke Chiro is here to help you. Why not book a visit at our Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by calling 01782 711 191 or booking online on our website here.