Arthritis and Rheumatology near Alameda/Oakland
You might be forgiven for assuming that arthritis is an inescapable part of growing older, something you simply have to endure. After all, osteoarthritis afflicts an estimated 27 million people in the U.S., according to the Arthritis Foundation. It is a degenerative disease that occurs when the cartilage in your joints breaks down and wears away, allowing your bones to rub against each other.
Then there’s rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that attacks your joints. It affects an additional 1.5 million Americans.
But if you’re among the thousands of residents in Oakland and Alameda who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, you don’t have to put up with the pain. Chiropractic care can help, a growing body of scientific evidence indicates.
Here is what the University of Maryland Medical Center had to say about a review of the scientific literature surrounding osteoarthritis: “A review of the scientific literature suggests that chiropractic, especially when combined with glucosamine supplements and stretches and exercise, helps treat OA.”
The study went on to suggest that chiropractic treatment can relax muscles, increase range of motion, and improve joint coordination.
What about rheumatoid arthritis? RA patients apparently believe that chiropractic can help. A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine noted that 63 percent of patients who visited a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia also tried complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Thirty-one percent chose chiropractic, and seventy-three percent of the chiropractic patients said it helped control their pain.
The secret behind chiropractic is its ability to correct misalignments and dislocations of the spine and of your joints, which can press on delicate spinal nerves. Besides causing pain, that pressure can interrupt the nerves’ ability to communicate with your limbs and organs. Misalignments can also affect the immune system, which plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis.
Chiropractic realigns your spine, taking pressure off your nerves and restoring the proper motion between your spinal bones.
Inflammatory arthritis care near Alameda/Oakland
Chiropractic is a non-surgical, drug-free treatment option. Chiropractors such as Dr. Cynthia Boyd and her team at Symmetry Health Center are experts in Chiropractic BioPhysics in Oakland and Alameda, a method of correcting spinal misalignments by remodeling and realigning the spine to restore normal nerve flow.
The team at Symmetry Health Center is among only a handful of Oakland, Alameda and East Bay chiropractors trained in CBP, the most researched and results-oriented corrective chiropractic technique.
If you live in Oakland, Alameda or the East Bay, take advantage of our no-charge consultation to determine whether you or a loved one is a candidate for care at one of our Symmetry Health Center locations.