What is it?
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the United States, affecting an estimated 21 million adults. Osteoarthritis begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage, resulting in pain and stiffness. It commonly affects the joints of the fingers, knees, hips, and spine. Other joints affected less frequently include the wrists, elbows, shoulders, and ankles. When osteoarthritis is found in a less-frequently affected joint, there is usually a history of injury or unusual stress to that joint. Work-related repetitive injury and physical trauma may contribute to the development of osteoarthritis.
Hereditary Gene Defect
Secondary to Other Disease
The Chiropractic Solution
Chiropractic care has become a major treatment choice for patients suffering with osteoarthritis. Research has shown that the chiropractic adjustment increases range of motion, restores normal movement of the spine, relaxes associated musculature, improves joint coordination, and reduces pain. The doctors at Carlisle Chiropractic are committed to diagnosing such a degenerative condition at an early stage and taking the necessary steps to get the suffering patients well. Therefore it is no surprise that with such a proactive approach, conservative chiropractic care is now being considered an effective supplemental treatment for individuals with osteoarthritis.
In the treatment of such a progressive condition like osteoarthritis the goal of the doctors at Carlisle Chiropractic is to relieve symptoms, maintain mobility, and minimize disability. The method of care consists of physiotherapy and gentle chiropractic adjustments, complemented by significant lifestyle modifications. Once the spine’s alignment is improved through chiropractic adjustments, the joint will have a great deal of stress removed from it. This results in a more freely movable joint and usually a great reduction in symptoms. There is also a decrease in the rate of spinal degeneration and pressure irritation of the nervous system in that area. The doctors at Carlisle Chiropractic are dedicated to helping their patients with osteoarthritis, and therefore advise a strict regimen of the appropriate exercises, rehabilitative stretching, and supplements of glucosamine/chondroitin/MSM in addition to chiropractic manipulation
What is it?
Fibromyalgia is a long-term problem that causes pain in the muscles and soft tissues of the body. One may lack energy or have trouble sleeping. These and other symptoms can be severe enough to affect a person’s work and home life. The common complaint is of both fatigue and generalized musculoskeletal pain. There are theories as to what may cause fibromyalgia, but at this point there is not enough evidence to support any single cause.
Abnormal/Interruption of Sleeping Pattern
The Chiropractic Solution
Chiropractic care has become popular among fibromyalgia sufferers because of the pain and stress relief that it can provide. Because fibromyalgia causes numerous tender points all over the body, many patients suffer from back pain, neck pain, and leg cramps. Adjustments to the spine can restore the normal biomechanics of the whole body. Many fibromyalgia sufferers claim that chiropractic treatment significantly reduces pain all over their bodies, helping them to relax and sleep better. The goal of doctors at Carlisle Chiropractic will be to provide relief in short periods of time to help you to get back to enjoying life fast.
Due to the complexity of this disabling myofascial condition, our doctors will take the time to approach each case of Fibromyalgia in unique fashion. A prescribed course of physical therapy will be administered to relieve soft tissue pain, inflammation, and tight musculature. Gentle manipulation of the indicated areas of the spine will promote range of motion at both segmental and global levels. The chiropractic adjustment benefits the patient in many ways; stimulating blood flow to aid in the release of toxins and muscle healing, increase the production of endorphins (the body’s natural painkiller), and promote better pain tolerance for the patient. In order for our patients to reach maximum therapeutic benefit, our doctors will complement their manipulation and adjustments with other holistic techniques; including diet, exercise, and massage.
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5306 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28217
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