Osteoarthritis = Degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age and older. It causes pain and stiffness especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints.
How can Chiropractic Help with Osteoarthritis?
Even though there is no evidence that chiropractic care can stop joint damage from Osteoarthritis, there are clinical studies indicate that spinal manipulation may:
- Restore normal movement of the spine
- Increase range of motion
- Improve joint coordination
- Relax the muscles
- Strengthening weakened muscles
- Reduce pain
A review of scientific literature suggests that chiropractic, especially when combined with glucosamine supplements and stretches and exercise, is an effective supplemental treatment for Osteoarthritis.
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