Arthritis & Joint Pain

Currently, there are over 100 forms of arthritis and related joint conditions, all of which cause pain and limited range of motion.

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Arthritis & Joint Pain

Currently, there are over 100 forms of arthritis and related joint conditions, all of which cause pain and limited range of motion.

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Miami, Queensland

Arthritis & Joint Pain

Arthritis is a term used to describe multiple conditions that affect your joints and surrounding tissues. Currently, there are over 100 forms of arthritis and related joint conditions, all of which can cause pain and limited range of motion. While joint pain can stem from a variety of causes, the basic premise remains almost entirely the same: the joint has long term dyfunction, the joint is inflamed. At Revolution Chiropractic, we treat the source of painful, arthritic joints rather than simply alleviating the symptoms they generate. What’s the source? Structural misalignments.

Structural misalignment places stress on your joints, which exacerbates arthritis development, spinal dysfunction, poor range of motion all resulting in pain as time progresses. Moreover, joint inflammation can also place pressure on the nerves that stem from your spinal column and travel throughout your body. Compromised nerves compound the issue by generating inflammatory chemicals that exacerbate the issue resulting in increased pain and even promote joint degeneration. Unfortunately, without correcting the underlying structural abnormalities, the condition will only persist. That’s why we do things differently in our Miami, Queensland clinic.

What to Expect With Chiropractic Care for Arthritis & Joint Dysfunction & Pain

At Revolution Chiropractic, we address arthritis and joint pain from a structural perspective, we are the engineers. When structural misalignments are present, they can affect every system in the body, including the joints. Structural misalignments compromise the various nerves that branch away from the spine, which, in turn, generate the inflammation and pain that characterize arthritis.

To address these structural abnormalities, the first step in our process is a complete neurostructural examination. During your appointment, you’ll meet with Dr. Mark Illguth, who will perform a complete physical evaluation using a variety of advanced imaging techniques (should your specific case warrant an on site digitial x-ray) and a NeuroFunctional movement assessment. You’ll also discuss your history with condition, daily habits and any questions or concerns you may have regarding treatment.

After gathering all pertinent information, Dr. Illguth will review the results of your neurostructural exam to locate existing structural abnormalities that are causing your discomfort and loss of mobility. He’ll formulate a customised plan to progressively correct your Neuromusculoskeletal system and return normal system and joint functioning.

During your specialised recommended care plan, you’ll receive a series of progressive structural corrections based around ongoing evaluation of your joints and progress. After each corrective visit, you’ll also perform a series of rehabilitative and restorative exercises that are designed to improve the spinal alignment, mobility and joint function.

Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Shoulder & Joint Pain

Corrective chiropractic care offers a variety of benefits for arthritis and joint pain sufferers, including:

Mobility and Range of Motion Improvements
When you struggle with arthritis, joint pain and discomfort it can significantly limit your ability to move as you normally would. By gradually correcting the structure of the spine and relieving restrictions in other areas of the body, we alleviate stress and dysfunction on your joints, which restores mobility and range of motion.

Functional improvement
Structural misalignments can put tremendous stress on your joints, causing them to become inflamed and painful. Did you know, less than 10% of the Nerve system feels pain, 90% of the nerve system is dedicated to function, unfortunately our society has been taught to base our health off how we feel, instead of how we function. So many people tend to put up with problems for quite some time before they even seek help.

Often, inflammation and pain can also extend to the tissues that surround the joint, as well as to other areas of the body. Through corrective adjustments and rehabilitative techniques, we gradually realign vertebrae to relieve pressure on the joints and the nerves that feed them, which provides significant pain relief due to our focus on dealing with the underlying and Primary problem..

Inflammation Reduction
Your body produces inflammation in an attempt to heal itself, but when inflammation becomes chronic—as is often the case in arthritic joints—it can further exacerbate painful symptoms. Corrective adjustments gradually realign inflamed, painful joints, restore normal nerve signaling and allow your biomechanics to return to normal. When your nerves are no longer compromised, they cease their production of the inflammatory substances that cause pain. Prevention is really the answer when it comes to looking after the spine.

Common Arthritis & Joint Pain Symptoms That Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Arthritis and joint pain can stem from a wide variety of conditions that generate painful, irritating and even debilitating symptoms. Corrective NeuroStructural chiropractic care may help alleviate many of these symptoms, including:

  • Neck and lower back pain
  • Joint swelling and inflammation
  • Joint stiffness
  • Pain with movement
  • Loss of strength in the affected area
  • Joint tenderness
  • Limited range of motion in the joint

Frequently Asked Questions

Every patient has a thorough Neurological and functional examination prior to any care being delivered, so that your Chiropractic Doctor knows how to care for your spine and ensure the best outcome is achieved. Performing gentle, corrective adjustments to arthritic joints isn’t just safe; it’s highly effective. These gentle corrections are not uncomfortable and are designed to gradually correct misalignments and reduce joint restrictions that cause pain and limit your range of motion. Medical studies have found conservative chiropractic care to be a natural, effective treatment for arthritis and joint pain1.

At our Miami, Queensland clinic, we recommend taking a five- to 10-minute walk after each appointment because it helps to solidify your adjustment and incorporate the recent correction into your body. Walking also allows your body to provide valuable feedback to your brain regarding the changes that we’ve just made. If you can comfortably walk longer than five to 10 minutes, go for it!

As for daily recommendations, we recommend avoiding prolonged periods of sitting if you are able to do so. We also encourage some form of low-impact, daily physical activity to keep your joints and muscles as mobile as possible. Each person is recommended different things because no two spines are the same. Your results are all tailor-made.

1  Conservative management of spinal osteoarthritis with glucosamine sulfate and chiropractic treatment. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1997 Jul-Aug;20(6):400-14. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9272473