Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic auto-immune disease where the body’s immune system attacks different regions of the body. This disease is characterized by chronic inflammation that destroys joints, tissues and organs over a time.
Natural News reports a recent study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, that describes how specific chiropractic adjustments and rehab exercises demonstrated outstanding results in a woman with long-term rheumatoid arthritis.
A 54-year-old woman went to see a chiropractor after having been diagnosed seven years prior with rheumatoid arthritis. Her chief complaint was severe bilateral polyarthralgia, especially in the hands and fingers. The patient also had marked swelling in her hands, fingers, knees, toes and feet. The patient exhibited difficulties with weight bearing, ambulation, and had recurrent stiffness every morning. The patient was taking pain medication daily to manage her symptoms. She described her pain as a constant nine on a 1-10 scale of severity.
Subluxation was found throughout the spine, especially in the upper cervical region. Subluxation is the term for misalignments of the spine that cause irritation of nerve pathways, affecting organ systems of the body.
Specific corrective adjustments were given to reduce the subluxation and restore normal function to the nervous system
This patient was analyzed and given an appropriate full-spine adjustment each visit for a total of 36 visits in four months. The patient also did rehabilitative exercises. After receiving four months of corrective chiropractic care the patient’s pain scale went from 9/10 to a 1/10. She no longer was taking pain medication to manage her symptoms. The patient was now able to walk up and down the stairs, dance and exercise without pain
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Chiropractors are the highest-rated healthcare practitioners for low-back pain treatments with their patient-centered, whole-person approach. They see everyone from small children to seniors and they may be able to help if a senior in your family is dealing with rheumatoid arthritis.
They believe wellness and routine chiropractic care should be as basic to our lives as healthy diets and daily exercise. They offer the purest form of chiropractic care, providing full spinal adjustments using the diversified technique to check for subluxations, which are misalignments of the spine.
Subluxations are misalignments of one or more vertebrae in the spine and/or joints. When the misalignment is corrected it may have far reaching effects on back, neck and sciatica pain. It may also help with allergies, TMJ, arthritis, headaches and migraines.
As a wellness clinic the chiropractic focus is on daily stresses, aches and pain without use of medications or surgery.
If this direct focus on chiropractic wellness sounds just as great to you as it does to majority of the people in the U.S., make an appointment and find out more.
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