The mobility of our skeletal structure is based on the joints. They are the connection between the human bones. They provide us the means to move, stretch, run, etc. The joints with their cartilages and tendons keep the movement of bones in particular order. Therefore, any inflammation, pain, soreness or stiffness in the joints can severely restrict our regular movements and cause immense inconvenience. Pain in the joints can arise from a plethora of underlying causes. Some of them are listed below-
- Sprain or tear in the ligaments can cause joint pain.
- Dislocations in the bones or cartilages can trigger pain.
- Joint pain can be triggered by rheumatoid arthritis, malignancy or autoimmune diseases like ankylosing spondylitis, bursitis, etc.
- Sudden trauma arising from sports injuries or conditions like swimmer’s shoulder, tennis elbow, torn cartilage or serious dislocations.
Common Methods of Treatment
To analyze the cause of joint pain, medical professionals generally prescribe conventional tests like blood test, sensitivity test of synovial fluid, X-ray, CT scan, and MRI. Practitioners of conventional medicine can do no more than prescribe medicine that eases the pain. They prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or aspirin. For patients with acute pain, even opioid drugs are recommended which have serious side-effects including gastrointestinal bleeding, liver damage, heart conditions and other related cardiovascular abnormalities. Opioiod drugs can also cause hallucinations and are better avoided.
Chiropractic Care for Joint Pain
With Painkillers and NSAIDs a patient can only find a temporary cure to the pain, but it relapses as soon as the drugs are withdrawn. Instead of treating just the symptoms and dealing with the side-effects of conventional drugs, Chiropractors make use of techniques like massage, rest, targeted exercise and physiotherapy to treat the disease.
A revolution in chiropractics today has been brought about with the introduction of scientific equipments like the ProAdjuster. Unlike previously, when practitioners had to use their sense of touch to understand the dislocations or misalignments in the joints, the ProAdjuster can be used to analyze the situation far more accurately. The ProAdjuster comes fitted with a computer and a display unit which shows firsthand what the joint looks like from the inside and the nature of the anomaly. Upon diagnosis of the defect, the adjuster also works as the cue. Using it, the practitioner can put controlled pressure on the joint and cure the misalignment.
Symptoms for Joint pain are swelling or edema of the affected joint, redness, inflammation or even fever. These conditions can point as much to a trivial condition of muscle pain as to serious underlying illness. Most joint pain goes away with preliminary treatment, but if it persists, medical attention should be provided. The experienced chiropractors at Spinewise help you to with effective therapies to sure your joint pain. If, the illness is beyond the scope of chiropractics, we ensure the referral of your case to appropriate facilities. At Spinewise, we have treated multitudes for their joint pain and with our blend of traditional treatment with the modern ProAdjuster, we provide full recovery to our clients. Be sure to contact us and ensure a pain free healthy life ahead of yourselves.