Chiropractic Care for Arthritis
October 4th, 2013
About one in five adults have been diagnosed with arthritis and experience a range of symptoms that may include pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function in the joints. In many cases, reduced mobility and function can be improved and the progression slowed with chiropractic treatment.
Dr. Ryley Layden and Dr. Katie Layden of RAK Chiropractic in Rochester, MN (55901) are experienced in providing treatment to patients suffering from many types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, two common forms.
The American Chiropractic Association notes that chiropractors can help people with arthritis by helping improve:
- Range of motion
- Flexibility and endurance
- Muscle tone and strength
- Diet and nutrition
While there is no cure for arthritis, Drs. Ryley and Katie Layden are trained and experienced in state-of-the-art modalities like the Graston Technique®. This approach utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation, helping restore the structure and function of the tissue. This treatment has been able to reduce the need for anti-inflammatory medication.
The staff at RAK Chiropractors take a holistic, individualized approach to treating their patients. Arthritis causes multi-faceted symptoms and requires a multi-faceted solution. After careful diagnosis, Drs. Layden will develop a plan that includes treatments, exercise, and diet that are appropriate for each particular situation and address the pain and reduced motion and mobility that often accompany arthritis.
Don’t pass up an opportunity to realize the benefits of chiropractic care for your arthritis. Call RAK Chiropractors in Rochester, MN (55901) for an appointment for an assessment and treatment plan that can lead to better range of motion, muscle tone, and flexibility with less pain.