More than 54 million Americans have arthritis, a group of chronic diseases characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, and mobility issues. At Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center in Lynnwood, Washington, the chiropractic team provides safe, noninvasive treatments for arthritis, including chiropractic manipulation, massage, and therapeutic exercises. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online or call the office to speak with a friendly administrative staff member today.
Arthritis refers to more than 100 different conditions that cause your joints to become swollen and tender. When left untreated, arthritis progresses, making it difficult to exercise, work, or perform routine tasks around the house.
Early intervention can significantly lower your risk of complications, helping you live an active and pain-free life.
At Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center, the team specializes in the treatment of osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis. These types of arthritis typically affect your back, neck, and joints, including the knees and shoulders.
Common symptoms of arthritis include:
As your arthritis gets worse, you might also experience a decrease in your affected joint’s range of motion.
Arthritis affects all types of people, including the old and young. However, there are various factors that may increase your risk, including being overweight, being middle-aged or older, or having a family history of arthritis.
If your parents or grandparents had stiff or achy joints, you’re more likely to as well.
The team at Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center treats arthritis using integrative, noninvasive methods of care, including:
Chiropractic manipulation uses controlled hand movements and specialized tools to apply force to a specific joint. When performed by a qualified professional, chiropractic manipulation can improve spinal alignment and your overall physical function.
Massage is a non-invasive treatment that carefully manipulates your body’s soft tissues, including your muscles, tendons, and ligaments. During a massage, your Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center provider rubs and kneads your skin with their hands, increasing circulation while relieving tension and pain.
If you’re an athlete or you lead a physically active lifestyle, the team might recommend therapeutic exercises. During this type of treatment, your provider teaches you a series of movements that increase your strength and range of motion. To get the most out of therapeutic exercise, it’s important to attend all of your scheduled sessions.
To determine the type of arthritis treatment that will most benefit you, the team at Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center conducts a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. They also order X-rays to get a closer look at your bones and joints.
After gathering the necessary information and determining the severity of your symptoms, the team develops a custom arthritis care plan that aligns with your needs.
To receive high-quality arthritis care, schedule an appointment at Lynnwood Chiropractic & Injury Center. Book a consultation online or call the office to speak with a friendly administrative staff member today.