Arthritis is a condition characterized by joint inflammation. Joint injury can be caused by trauma or by the wear and tear of aging. Arthritis is one of the most widely misunderstood conditions. When one hears this word, they envision a future with crippled and twisted joints. However "arthritis" is a very general word that encompasses many different conditions from the benign to the severe.
Because the nervous system controls and coordinates all of the different functions of your body, any disruption in nerve communication to your organs and body tissues will result in abnormal function. Chiropractors help restore normal nerve function and communication, thereby allowing your body to work normally and naturally.
The result is often a reduction in pain and inflammation, as well as prevention of further deterioration. Research has also demonstrated that arthritic changes begin in the spinal joints in as few as three days after a joint becomes fixated. Relief from pain and prevention of further deterioration are among the many “side effects” of regular chiropractic care.