Arthritis in Oak Lawn IL

chiropractic Oak Lawn IL arthritis

There are various forms of arthritis with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the most common. Osteoarthritis is more easily understood with its alternate name, degenerative joint disease. The basic meaning of arthritis is joint inflammation. This inflammation is painful and it wears down the joint cartilage as well as decreases the fluid that is responsible for lubricating and cushioning the joint.

Osteoarthritis can occur due to a previous injury or trauma to the joint as seen in repetitive strain injuries. Family history can increase your risk of developing osteoarthritis as well as factors such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise and obesity. It is a progressive condition and without treatment, the affected joints will continue to deteriorate.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system is actually attacking the joints causing the arthritic condition. There are many theories behind rheumatoid arthritis, but many are finding that food allergies play a role. We offer ALCAT testing to determine whether you have any food sensitivities or allergies.

Chiropractic care for arthritis involves pain relief through gentle chiropractic adjustments and manipulation of joints to restore mobility, decrease inflammation and improve joint function. Exercise plans are also imperative in the treatment of arthritis. Rest is important during acute flare-ups of arthritis, but in between flare-ups, it’s important for patients to use these joints and build soft tissue strength and flexibility.

There are other treatment modalities within a multi-discipline chiropractic office that can help relieve pain and improve the health of arthritic joints. Full vibration body therapy can improve bone density as well as muscle, tendon and ligament strength. Natural botanical injections replace the need for steroid injections and naturally reduce painful inflammation.

Although there is no “cure” for arthritis, chiropractic care can slow the progression and improve the function of the affected joints. Chiropractic care also focuses on total wellness of each patient. Nutrition and supplementation can be used to support overall health as well as reduce the progression of arthritis. Please call our local Oak Lawn, IL chiropractic office today to find out how we can help you find pain relief from your arthritis!


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Ruof Chiropractic of Oak Lawn
10250 Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 423-1440