Through Natural Methods
Osteoarthritis relief can be found through chiropractic care and other natural relief methods.
Osteoarthritis is not a curable disease. It may progress and get worse overtime. However, the symptoms can usually be controlled. Natural methods should be used first before any drugs or surgery are used.
Obviously because I’m a chiropractor I will say chiropractic is the best form of treatment for OA. Chiropractic works on restoring proper joint motion to those joints that have lost motion. When joints lose motion other joints pick up the slack and move more for these joints. This is where OA starts. Then OA progresses to form bone spurs to stabilize the joint.
Weight Loss and Exercise
Losing an extra 15-20 pounds can take significant stress and strain off of your joints. A walking program is a great way to start a fitness regime. Walking is both easy and relaxing. Give it a try!
Following the anti-inflammatory diet guidelines can significantly reduce the inflammation in your body. Other nutritional supplements can reduce your inflammation levels. Omega-3 fish oil, garlic, and tumeric can be used to lower inflammation in the body.
Acupuncture is known as Chinese medicine. Some studies have found that acupuncture may provide short-term pain relief for people with OA.
Massage therapy may provide short-term pain relief. Make sure you work with an experienced massage therapist who understands how to work with sensitive joint areas.
Acetaminophen is the most common recommended drug for people suffering from OA. If this does not work, your doctor may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs help relieve pain and swelling. Types of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
These medications can have detrimental effects on your health and well-being in the long run. For that reason I recommend Salizain. This is a supplement from Anabolic Labs that is an all-natural replacement for over-the-counter pain relievers. This product is only sold through healthcare professionals. To inquire about this product or find out how you can get it contact me.
Surgery is the absolute last resort for treatment of OA. After all other treatments have failed.
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