Bakke Chiropractic Clinic Offers Care for Arthritis
Arthritis is a common problem for people over the age of 60. Individuals may experience pain, swelling of the joints and problems with mobility. Symptoms can worsen over time. Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive, effective method of dealing with arthritis symptoms. At Bakke Chiropractic Clinic in Tacoma, WA, we provide effective treatments for arthritis pain and stiffness.
Individuals with arthritis can experience a variety of symptoms, with varying severity. They have a chronic aching in the joints or spine, or pain can be intermittent. Swelling of the joints can occur. They may have redness in the skin over an affected joint, and the area may feel warm to the touch. They may experience limited mobility in the joint or pain on movement. Range of motion and flexibility are noticeably diminished. Symptoms may get increasingly worse, over time.
Causes of Arthritis
Aging is one of the most common causes of arthritis. The normal wear and tear on joints causes deterioration of the structures and inflammation of tissues. Obesity can also be a cause of arthritis because of the increased weight on joints. Hereditary factors can increase the risk of arthritis. Women are more likely to develop arthritis. Previous injury to joints can also predispose an individual to developing arthritis. Some types of arthritis are caused by dysfunction in the autoimmune system.
Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Arthritis Pain & Stiffness
Your Tacoma chiropractor can offer a number of techniques to relieve arthritis symptoms. Chiropractic looks at the entire musculoskeletal system and how it functions to design an appropriate plan for your care. Manual adjustment may be needed to re-align spinal structures for better movement. The chiropractor may use heat and cold therapy to reduce swelling and improve flexibility. Corrective exercise helps to strengthen the supporting muscles and tendons in joints for improved range of motion. Massage therapy soothes sore muscles caused by dysfunctional movement. Cold laser therapy and hydromassage help to relieve pain and improve mobility.
Make Bakke Chiropractic Clinic Your Chiropractor in Tacoma
Dr. Bakke uses his extensive training in chiropractic care and a “whole person” approach to treating patients in Tacoma, WA, and nearby communities. We treat a wide range of conditions, including back pain, disc disorders, stenosis, neck pain, headaches, sports injuries, work-related problems, and auto accident injuries. Call Bakke Chiropractic Clinic today at (253) 472-3365 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic care can relieve your arthritis symptoms.