Cervical Arthritis

Is your neck pain caused by Degenerative Changes? Can Arthritis be reversed?

If you have been dealing with chronic neck pain for some time it is likely that your body has undergone some degeneration within the many joints found within the vertebral column.
It is important to determine the exact cause of your neck pain. Arthrits is a very broad diagnosis. There are many different kinds of arthrits; some of which can be more severe and cause debilitating conditions later in life. one of the most sever forms of arthritis is actually found in young patients less than 21 years old. Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis is a very aggressive inflammatory type of arthritis that destroys the articular surfaces of joints throughout the body.

Most common Arthritis seen at our office:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a result of the general accumulated wear and tear that our body is subjected to.
Females over 45 years old are the most common patients to suffer from symptoms of osteoarthritis. As we age the cushion in between our joint surfaces gradually dries up and becomes thin. As the joint continues to be put under stress, the joint eventually becomes bone on bone with little or no lubricating fluid or cartilage left . This causes an inflammatory response which results in painful, swollen, stiff joints.

Can arthritis be reversed?

Some sources say degenerative changes can sometimes be slowed from progressing worse. In order to really get a grasp on degenerative arthritis you must determine what your biggest postural stressors are and strengthen the weak postural muscles. Secondly inflammation throughout the body must be addressed. Altering your bodies content of inflammation is vital to stopping the progression of arthritic changes. Many practice members have had success lowering there bodies inflammation by altering their diet to include less acidic food and drinks. Inflammation thrives on an acidic environment. Adding Fish oil to your diet has been shown to reduce levels of inflammation causing chemicals in the body. I have seen improvements in cartilage thickness with supplementation of glucosamine and chondroitin; when used over time.

What Can Cause increased inflammation

Meats, Dairy Fats, Shell Fish
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (grains and other "seed Oils"


What Can decrease Inflammation

Anti-Oxidants, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
Tumeric, Ginger Bioflavinoids, Boswellia.

Our Treatments for Cervical Arthritis



Electric Muscle Stimulation

Electric Muscle stimulation helps relieve pain associated with muscle spasm. Sever arthirtic conditions can often cause short term sever muscle spasms. Application of electric muscle stn lessen the muscle spasms and allow for additional therapies to be applied with less discomfort.

Heat Therapy

Application of Moist Heat helps relieve tight musculature and help increase circulation of fluids in the affected area.

Ultrasound

Ultrasound therapy delivers deep heat to arthritic soft tissues to relieve pain

Gentle Chiropractic Adjustments

Recent Studies suggest that regular chiropractic care help to rehydrate spinal disc and joints within the vertebra, re-nourshing them with fresh fluid.

Laser Therapy

Stimulates Soft Tissue on a cellular level. Shown to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Vertebral Axial Decompression- Allows us to put traction forces only in the affected area.


Rapid Release Therapy

Break up adhesions caused by years of restricted movement.


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Affective Chiropractic | Rochester Hills Chiropractic | (248) 650-6100

1424 N. Rochester Rd. | 48307