Arthritis is widespread throughout America
While the term arthritis incorporates multiple conditions, the pain at one end of the spectrum can be so severe that simple tasks are rendered impossible. The two major subsets of arthritis are:
- Osteoarthritis: a degenerative disorder, mostly found in elderly populations, which breaks down cartilage from the joints and causes them to rub against each other, creating pain and limiting movement. Spinal osteoarthritis involves the spine’s facet joints.
- Rheumatoid arthritis: an autoimmune disorder that involves inflammation of the joint tissues, causes pain, lowers red blood cells and reduces range of motion. While RA is not considered hereditary, a family history of RA is linked to increasing your risk for the disease.
- In both cases, the body will attempt to replace the lost cartilage by creating extra bone known as osteophytes, or bone spurs, in the joint space.
In America, as many as 8 in 10 adults over the age of 55 will suffer from arthritis
Everyone is affected differently and in different parts of the body. But what all arthritis sufferers share is an impingement on their lifestyle. At Holmes Chiropractic, we are ready to help you manage your condition and mitigate many of its worst symptoms!
Finding relief from arthritis in Houston
At our office in Houston, we have years of expertise detecting and treating conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis; because they are primarily musculoskeletal problems involving the degeneration of joint spaces, there are many options available to people who suffer from arthritis. Through chiropractic adjustment, attention to exercise and arthritis-appropriate activities, you can find a way to live with your condition! We can help you live a life with less pain, better range of motion and more strength despite your condition; give our office in Houston a call to schedule an appointment today!