Joints form the connections between bones. They provide support and help you move. Discomfort, pain or inflammation arising from any part of a joint including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles can cause pain and interfere with your movement. Joint pain is not always related to an underlying condition. Joint pain is extremely common. In one national survey, about one-third of adults reported having joint pain within the past 30 days.
SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF JOINT PAIN:
- Joint, bone or soft tissue injuries from trauma.
- Sprains and strains.
- Heavy physical activity.
- Lack of use or over use of muscles.
Chiropractic treatment focuses on utilizing spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), or more commonly known as the chiropractic adjustment, to reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. Our doctors may also utilize physical therapy, therapeutic modalities, taping and strapping, nutrition, joint supports, exercises and home therapy regimens to quicken recovery. Treatment is safe, non-invasive, and a non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by joint pain.
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the highly trained doctors at Chiropractic Orthopedic Associates will perform a consultation, examination and if necessary, refer you out for diagnostic imaging such as x-ray or MRI. Based on the findings of our chiropractic exam and consultation, your doctor of chiropractic may elect to co-treat your low back pain with other healthcare professionals. We work with a network of healthcare providers that specialize in pain management, orthopedics, neurology, internal medicine, physiatry, neurosurgery and more.