Osteoarthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease Treatment

Arthritis is known by many other names, including osteoarthritis, degenerative illness, degenerative joint disease, and osteoarthrosis. Simply described, arthritis is a biomechanical anomaly that causes joint degeneration or "wear and tear." This process includes both the bone and the cartilage within the afflicted joint, resulting in discomfort, stiffness, soreness, joint locking, edoema, and a change in skin temperature (heat). Arthritis can affect every joint in the body, although it most usually affects weight-bearing joints such as the spine, pelvis, hips, knees, feet, and hands. Arthritis patients frequently arrive to our office when it is too late and their condition has progressed. Having said that, it is never too late to begin receiving Chiropractic treatment.

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal professionals working with the spine and joints on a daily basis.

One of the most significant advantages of having your spine checked and adjusted on a regular basis is that the adjustment improves the normal movement, flexibility, and alignment of joints, thereby not only lowering the risk of developing Arthritis but also preventing the natural progression of Arthritis, making it a fantastic option for Arthritis treatment.




Poor posture, physical trauma, injury, spinal misalignment, genetics (hereditary), diabetes, inflammatory conditions, repetitive stress or overuse or nutritional deficiency



Because of its prevalence, there are several Arthritis therapy strategies and modalities that have offered relief to sufferers. Some of the more clinically suggested therapy options are listed below.


Specific manual adjustments (spinal manipulation) are made to constrained joints during spinal manipulation for pain in order to enhance joint alignment, flexibility, and movement as well as to reduce pain and joint pressure.


Joint mobilisation is for those who dislike manual adjustment or during acute episodes of pain and inflammatory episodes where, joint mobilisation is a more gentle therapy that is frequently employed.


Flexion-distraction and traction therapy as a sort of joint mobilisation that gently stretches the spine's joints, flexion-distraction and traction treatment is a particularly useful method for disc issues, arthritis, and inflammatory issues, and other joint-related conditions.


Postural correction & core strengthening exercises are two activities that can help with musculoskeletal issues that are underlying, with your chiropractor being able to subscribe, monitor and tailor those exercises for each individual patient.


Flexibility exercises & stretches are an excellent way to improve overall flexibility, release tension and support mobility. Most exercises and stretches are tailored to busy modern lives and easily integrate into your daily routine.


Activator Technique or Impulse Mobilisation Therapy (hand-held instruments) is used to facilitate improved joint mobility and is appropriate for all persons and levels of severity.


SOT pelvic blocking (mobilisation of pelvic joints) to promote pelvic and sacral joint mobility





Certain myotherapy and remedial massage techniques may be required to aid healing and rehabilitation depending on the particular cause of your back pain. Practitioners use a range of treatments, including effleurage, trigger point therapy, cupping, ischemic compression, and others such as Dry Needling, to relieve muscular and soft tissue spasm and, of course, pain and pressure.




Chondroitin Sulphate in conjunction with Glucosamine and MSM, fish oil, and krill oil are among the dietary supplements of particular interest. These supplements aim to boost cartilage repair, resulting in better cushioning between arthritic joints. Flexeze Fortify, a new product that has recently hit the market, has shown considerable improvements in preliminary findings.




Individuals who are able to lose weight will lessen the amount of strain on these joints, as Arthritis most usually manifests in weight bearing joints. This lowered pressure may help their symptoms as well as their general health and well-being.




One significant distinction between Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis (inflammatory arthritis) is that victims with degenerative arthritis experience overall benefits with low-impact exercise. Despite this, prolonged activity is often seen as an exacerbating factor.

Hydrotherapy sessions, swimming, strolling, light resistance training, and cycling are examples of low-impact workouts. It is critical to consult with a competent exercise practitioner about proper workouts for your condition.





In the worst-case situation, surgical intervention may be necessary. To remove degenerative discs, fuse parts of the spinal column, remove bone spurs, and clean up arthritic joints, surgery may be performed. As with any operation, there are hazards, which should be carefully evaluated and addressed with your doctor before proceeding.



Improvements were noted in overall flexibility and total pain in a group of Arthritis sufferers following Chiropractic management. Hong, Y. (2011). Upper cervical manipulation combined with mobilization for the treatment of atlantoaxial osteoarthritis: A report of 10 cases. Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics, 34(2); 131-137


Chiropractic care has been shown to improve mobility, flexibility, potentially reverse, stop or retard degenerative joint disease (arthritis) and lessen the predisposition to injury and disability. Brantingham, J. (1994). Spinal manipulation may help reduce spinal degenerative joint disease and disability. Dynamic Chiropractic, 12(7)

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