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About Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common, painful condition that is not very well understood. It is often referred to as a disease, but in reality, the term arthritis is a term that refers to pain and inflammation associated with one or more joints. People of all ages, sexes and races are affected, and it is the leading cause of disability.

Degenerative Joint Disease



Osteoarthritis is the most common category, also known as degenerative joint disease. This type of arthritis is caused when the surfaces on the outside of a bone within a joint structure wear thin and in turn results in the actual bone changing shape. This causes abnormal joint motion and perpetuates pain and swelling as well as joint damage. Osteoarthritis is thought of as being a normal part of aging, however it is not necessarily limited to the elderly. The body's defense mechanism to micro trauma, major trauma, underuse, overuse and misuse can be damaging to joints, and therefore proper diagnosis and treatment is warranted at the as soon as possible following injury, or loss of range of motion and pain.

Inflammatory Arthritis



The body's immune system is meant to be protective. In the case of inflammatory arthritis, the immune system misbehaves, and mistakenly attacks the joints with uncontrolled inflammation, which potentially causes joint damage. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Psoriatic Arthritis and Lupus are examples of this type. Diagnosing Arthritis is the key to effective treatment, and treatment typically requires a multifaceted approach to ensure the best quality of life for the patient. Though there are medications available for pain control, weight management and physical medicine play an important role.

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Testimonials

  My wife has been suffering from arthritis for many years. She tries to hide it by "pushing through" but I could see it sapping the energy out of her. She'd tried quite a few medical approaches before we learned about Chiropractic treatment for her pain. Even though she was nervous at first, after a few weeks of doing the motion therapy and adjustments, I can see the difference almost as much as she feels it. We are thrilled to have found such a practical solution.   

Gabriel Johnson

  I'm a 52-year-old woman recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. At first, I was very upset that the only choice of treatment involved medications or shots and started searching for an alternative. I learned about Pain Away clinics through an online support group. I signed up for a consultation and there's been no looking back. The motion therapy ands exercises are giving me pain relief and in turn, I'm getting back the energy I'd totally given up on.  

Amy Maddison

  Through Pain Away, I have learned that Arthritis can be managed so it is not a way of life. My Chiropractor told me that my arthritis is mine to keep, but that it is up to me to learn how to live with it and try to arrest the progression. The adjustments coupled with motion therapy helped my functional capabilities tremendously. I still have minor episodes of discomfort, but it is leaps and bounds better! Great experience.  

Emily Smith

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