Degenerative Joint Disease-You Can Still Have Great Health and a High Quality of Life Through Chiropractic

Degenerative joint diseases can affect just about anyone. It’s thought by many that this condition is only present in seniors. However, it can affect anyone if the conditions are right. Unfortunately, once the damage is done, it can’t be reversed.

It is wear and tear on the bones and soft tissues that can result in inflammation. In many cases, it seldom produces pain. But, what becomes very noticeable over time is a significant decrease in mobility and what’s called crepitus (grating sounds in the joints and spine).

Also, trauma like whiplash or longstanding misalignments in the vertebrae can create a lot of excessive wear and tear.

Types of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)?

  • Osteoarthritis – A very common joint disorder that causes a progression of deteriorating cartilage that affects joint motion and the forming of bone spurs.
  • Spinal Stenosis – The narrowing of openings in the vertebrae that nerves pass through. This narrowing can cause nerve root compression that can cause symptoms in the neck, shoulder and throughout the whole body.
  • Degenerative disc disease – The intervertebral discs in the vertebrae can lose height and elasticity that can cause many symptoms in the affected areas such as tingling, numbness, and pain by bulging or herniated discs.

What are the causes of Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)?
Basically, anything that limits the motion of any joint overtime can cause DJD to progress. Many people have degeneration over the years and don’t even know it. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do your part to slow the progression of degeneration as much as possible throughout your life.

How can a chiropractor help you with this condition?
A chiropractor can help restore movement and fluidity to your vertebrae and joints. In fact, regular chiropractic adjustments can significantly slow down the progression of DJD, improving your posture and slowing down the aging process.

Slowing down the aging process?
Yes, a healthy spine through chiropractic can be one of best preventative ways to maintain optimal health and minimize degenerative joint conditions from giving you problems at some point in your life. That’s why chiropractic care is really focused on preventative care. Most people don’t think of seeking out any type of health care until they are in pain.

Chiropractic can ease the loss of mobility and pain from arthritis. Specific corrections can reduce the subluxations and reduce inflammation. Most people are amazed how this increases mobility immediately and improves their quality of life as well as drastically slowing down the aging process.

Do yourself a favor and slow down degenerative joint disease by investing in your health as opposed to waiting until the damage is done. And remember, even if this condition has progressed, receiving regular care can help you tremendously.