Joint Swelling & Inflamation
Joint swelling is typically caused by water retention and inflammation. For many, addressing the issue of joint swelling is multi-part. Several methods of chiropractic care are implemented to address all causes of the swelling. Diet, exercise, and sleep plans are designed and provided by your chiropractor to help reduce water retention while more hands-on methods are taken to address the inflammation behind the swelling.
Chiropractic care is commonly used to treat inflammation and the discomfort that it can cause in those who suffer from it. Inflammation is common in the joints, sometimes from sports injuries, car accidents, aging, or other illnesses. Chiropractic care aims to get to the source of the inflammation and to not just treat the symptoms.
Not all inflammation requires chiropractic care – occasional inflammation like from a sprain fades once the injury or irritant has healed. However, not all injuries heal cleanly and can cause chronic inflammation. This type of inflammation cannot be eased or eliminated through the use of ice packs and anti-inflammatory medication. Injuries are not the only sources of chronic inflammation. Illnesses such as asthma, Chron’s Disease, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and others are the source of chronic inflammation for may individuals.
Chiropractic Care Of Inflammation
Spinal manipulations, a common chiropractic treatment, target repairing the musculoskeletal system – the misaligned vertebrae to be exact. When the spine is misaligned, the vertebrae can put pressure against the surround nerves and tissues, creating inflammation in the localized area or spreading it through the body.
Other forms of chiropractic care include manual therapy and rehabilitative exercising and stretching. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, these other therapies may be recommended to supplement treatment and further address the source of your inflammation and to aid in reducing its effect throughout the body.