Newport Beach Chiropractor Can Assist With Your Arthritis
If you’re 50 years of age or older, it’s likely you are experiencing some symptoms of osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease. It affects more than 40 million Americans, says chiropractor Dr. Nona Djavid of Wellness Choice Center in Newport Beach.
Osteoarthritis typically occurs when the cartilage in your joints breaks down as a result of wear and tear. That leads to your bones rubbing together, which in turn causes pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the joint.
Another type of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is thought to be an autoimmune disease. If you have RA – as 1.5 million Americans do – your immune system mistakenly attacks the joints. The result, once again, is joint pain and swelling.
Chiropractic can help.
The University of Maryland Medical Center reported that a review of the scientific literature “suggests that chiropractic, especially when combined with glucosamine supplements and stretches and exercise, helps treat OA.”
Another study, reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine in 1999, provides evidence that chiropractic can also assist with rheumatoid arthritis. According to the study, nearly two-thirds of patients (63 percent) who visited a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia also tried complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Chiropractic was the most popular alternative, chosen by 31 percent. And 73 percent of patients who chose chiropractic said it was helpful in controlling their pain.
Chiropractors are experts on the joints. They know how to get joints moving properly again. A chiropractic adjustment pulls the joint ends apart, permitting lubricating synovial fluids to recoat the surface of the joint – once again allowing the joint the ability to move freely. The adjustment also reduces pressure on the nervous system in the area, leading to a better-functioning nervous system.
As an added benefit, chiropractic adjustments can also retard the rate of spinal degeneration.
Chiropractors trained in Chiropractic BioPhysics take chiropractic adjustment a step further by combining adjustments, exercises, and spinal remodeling programs to realign the spine back to health.
CBP is the most researched and results-oriented chiropractic technique. Dr. Djavid is among a handful of doctors in Orange County, California, who are certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics. Wellness Choice Center has helped thousands of Newport Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, and Costa Mesa, California, residents live healthier lives.
Call Wellness Choice Center at 949-387-1333 for a free consultation and exam to see if you qualify for care.