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Arthritis Relief in East Brunswick

joint pain in handArthritis means inflammation of a joint. Joints become inflamed for a variety of reasons. Trauma from a fall, sports-related injury, or an automobile accident often results in arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the autoimmune system attacks the joints in the same way it fights viruses and bacteria. Being overweight can make a person prone to arthritis due to the excess pressure on the joints over time. Most commonly, arthritis occurs when a joint becomes misaligned and it loses its ability to move smoothly and completely.

The Most Serious Form Of Arthritis

Over time, the excess, abnormal stress in the joint causes it to become inflamed and painful. One of the most serious places this can occur is in the spine, from a condition called Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). In VSC spinal bones become misaligned.

Without early detection and correction, the joint, spinal nerves, the attaching muscles and ligaments become inflamed from repeated improper motion and function. This type of joint arthritis is very common today, affecting adults and children.

Arthritis in the spine is one of the most serious forms of arthritis. When the spinal nerves are irritated, the organs, tissues and systems controlled by those nerves don’t receive proper energy. So in addition to the impairment of the musculoskeletal system, there is a serious impairment in the function of the body’s other physiological systems individually, and in concert with one another. As a result, the body does not work up to its full potential. Imagine how poorly your car would run and how long it would last if it were not firing on all cylinders.

Symptoms of Arthritis

Some of the more common symptoms of arthritis are morning stiffness lasting 30 minutes or less, joint pain or tenderness that is constant or that comes and goes, not being able to move a joint in the normal way, feeling a grinding sensation in the joint during movement, or weakness and joint pain that can’t be explained. Only your doctor can diagnose whether or not you have arthritis.

Approaches to Arthritis

Common medical arthritis treatments can include medications, such as pain relievers, muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. While these drugs may make you feel better temporarily by masking the symptoms, they don’t address the underlying cause of the inflammation. And they come with serious side effects, including heart, kidney, liver and intestinal damage. In some cases, these medications can even cause death. Medical doctors may also prescribe time-consuming and costly physical therapy, or risky surgery.

At Freedman Chiropractic, since 1979, Dr. Ken Freedman has provided arthritis sufferers with a natural alternative that is extremely safe, highly effective, and affordable. Unique to the practice of chiropractic, a checkup can detect if Vertebral Subluxation Complex is present, and if so, where it is located. We correct VSC through specific chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments restore the joint to its proper positioning and relieve pressure from mispositioned spinal bones. When the joint is aligned correctly, pressure on the nerves is relieved, allowing the body to move better, heal from pain, and age more gracefully with fewer restrictions.

Dr. Freedman was a professor of chiropractic technique at New York Chiropractic College. His vast education and experience using a wide range of recognized adjusting techniques allows him to tailor care to your clinical needs and personal preferences. Some of these techniques involve the traditional “twisting, cracking and popping” that many people associate with chiropractic care. However, we also offer techniques that do not “twist, pop or crack the joints.” These extra-gentle techniques are very comfortable. They offer effective results for patients who may be suffering in severe pain, have low bone density, have a history of stroke or don’t like the popping and cracking sounds the joints can normally produce.

If excess weight is a factor, Dr. Ken Freedman offers the doctor-supervised ChiroThin weight loss program. In only six weeks, ChiroThin patients lose an average of 20-35 lbs eating real food they buy at the supermarket, prepared within certain dietary guidelines. This is without drugs, prepackaged foods, shakes or bars. The program is very affordable, and also includes guidance on how to maintain a healthier weight for better health and wellness.

What to Expect from Care

Since 1979, 85% of Dr. Ken Freedman’s patients have reported substantial relief from pain, better mobility and greater strength after their very first chiropractic adjustment! Independent studies show higher patient satisfaction rates for chiropractic care over medical care. Patients also have fewer negative side effects and greater savings in time and money because no drugs, physical therapy or surgery are involved.

We encourage patients to be proactive about their health, because a better functioning body is less prone to developing painful, disabling conditions like arthritis. That is why a chiropractic checkup is essential, especially if you have never had one, or it has been a while since you were last checked. A checkup is painless, affordable, and lets you know if you have Vertebral Subluxation Complex. Adjustment of VSC helps to prevent arthritis and supports better health. If a person has chronic degenerative arthritis, regular chiropractic adjustments help to retard its progression while supporting better mobility and the ability to maintain a more independent lifestyle.

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Arthritis Relief in East Brunswick NJ | (732) 254-6011