Treatment for Joint Pain at Atlantic Chiropractic Center
Joint pain can limit your ability to do all sorts of things, from enjoying your favorite recreational activities to doing your job. Whether you've sustained an acute joint injury or you're suffering from a chronic joint condition such as arthritis, the proper treatment can make all the difference in your quality of life. Here at Atlantic Chiropractic Center in Portsmouth, we can help your joints feel and perform better without using surgery or medication.
The Problem of Joint Pain
Your body has many kinds of moveable joints, from simple "hinges" to complex ball-and-socket arrangements that can move in multiple directions. Even the vertebrae of your spine are connected by joints to enable neck and back motion. A typical joint includes a layer of cartilage between the bone ends, friction-reducing structures called bursae, tendons that connect muscles to bones, and ligaments that connect bones to other bones. If any of these components is harmed, joint pain can result.
Depending on its cause, your joint pain might feel like a sharp agony every time you move, or it might be a constant, low-intensity ache. Common causes of joint pain include:
- An acute sports, auto, or work injury such as a ruptured ligament or dislocation
- Overuse through repetitive motion of a particular joint, which can lead to chronic tendinitis, muscle strain, or bursitis
- Degeneration of the joint cartilage, a problem known as osteoarthritis
- Autoimmune issues that produce joint inflammation (such as rheumatoid arthritis)
- Degenerative disc disease, poor posture, or an unbalanced spinal alignment
- Obesity or other complicating factors that add pressure to weight-bearing joints
Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, and Other Soothing Strategies
Thankfully, you don't have to have a painful joint fused into immobility, or take a lifetime of problematic painkilling drugs to experience genuine relief from your symptoms. Our chiropractor, Dr. Clough, can X-rays specific joints, study your overall musculoskeletal alignment, and evaluate your symptoms to determine the best course of action for treating your joint pain.
Chiropractic care can prove a highly effective form of joint pain treatment. By realigning joint components that have fallen out of position, we can improve your range of comfortable motion. We may also prescribe massage therapy to soothe joint pain and promote healing, physical therapy to improve joint function, and yoga to increase flexibility.
Suffering from Joint Pain? Talk to Our Portsmouth Chiropractor
Don't limp through a life defined by physical limitations. Call our Portsmouth chiropractor at 603-436-9229 to discuss natural joint pain treatment options!