Arthritis becomes part of nearly everyone's vocabulary at some point in life and is a big part of our daily routine at Johnson Chiropractic. Degeneration of cartilage in the knees and spine affects many Richmond-residents eventually, but there is hope. Chiropractic care and nutrition are possibly your winning combination to low back pain and arthritis pain relief.
In Richmond, chiropractic non-surgical spinal manipulation with Cox Technic Flexion Distraction at Johnson Chiropractic focuses on the mechanical irritation of arthritis gently and safely. Distraction is even documented to reverse disc degeneration! (1) Furthermore, Johnson Chiropractic understands the nutritional aspect of arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammatory change or traumatic change to a joint which reduces joint space and fluid loss. Pain results as spinal openings narrow, making the spinal nerves vulnerable to irritation. Reducing inflammation and rehydrating disc cartilage can definitely help.
The spine's cartilage discs fill the role as shock absorbers between the vertebral bones in the spinal column. Akin to the cartilage found in your knees, they need the right nutrients to stay healthy. Chondroitin sulfate is good food for the disc. Long-term use of chondroitin sulfate prevents progression of osteoarthritis especially in knee arthritis. (2)Disc nutrition
is well-researched. A well-documented source for chondroitin sulfate is perna canaliculus
-"the single most effective preparation ever encountered for the treatment of osteo and rheumatoid arthritis." (3) A green-lipped mussel grown off the coast of New Zealand- persons with shellfish allergies need to be aware - perna canaliculus is a highly regarded source of chondroitin sulfate which has "genuine anti-inflammatory effects
." (3) Perna canaliculus...
- Reduces inflammation by 77% vs 42% with NSAIDs.
- Repairs degraded bone.
- Increases absorption and replacement of calcium.
- Rebuilds damaged bone, cartilage, tendon, ligament, and disc.
Contact Johnson Chiropractic
Johnson Chiropractic administers a treatment plan just for you, combining chiropractic spinal manipulation with nutritional suggestions for the relief and control of arthritis pain. You don't have to live with pain. Contact Johnson Chiropractic today as your first step to managing your arthritis.
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