Arthritis and Joint problemsArthritis is a condition which results in degeneration of the joints. There are a number of types of arthritis. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which is degeneration of the joints due to ‘wear and tear’. This wear and tear is not necessarily due to age, rather posture and lifestyle. The degeneration that occurs particularly in the spine can be the result of abnormal loading on the vertebrae resulting from poor posture. This arthritis can be stopped if the posture of the spine is corrected, hence correcting the biomechanics and restoring correct loading to the spine. Although many people associate pain with arthritis, it is quite common to see arthritis in the spine, particularly the neck, with no pain or obvious symptoms. It is not until x-rays have been done that it becomes obvious there is arthritis in the spine.  Most people think that arthritis is age related, and while the older you are the higher the chance  of developing arthritis, it ultimately comes down to your lifestyle and any traumas you have experience which then affect your spine’s posture. It is possible to have no or very little arthritis into your 50’s and beyond. It is also possible to have advanced arthritis in your 20’s and 30’s. The only way of knowing is through x-rays. Once x-rays are taken, it is possible to ascertain the degree of arthritis and also the plan of action to stop it getting worse. From a chiropractic point of view, we will work to correct the spinal posture back to as close to normal biomechanics to remove the loading on the spine that is causing the arthritis.

Chiropractic Care

  • Disc Injury

    Disc injuries relate to the intervertebral disc between the vertebrae in the spine. There are a total of 24 vertebrae in a normal human spine. The most common areas for disc injuries to occur are in the lumbar spine

  • Lower Back Pain

    Lower back pain is the most common pain experienced. Up to 80% of people will experience lower back pain in their lives at one time or another…

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is curvature of the spine. Scoliosis can be a serious condition and in rare cases can require surgery…

  • Arthritis and Joint Problems

    Arthritis is a condition which results in degeneration of the joints. There are a number of types of arthritis….

  • Neck Pain

    Neck pain, after lower back pain is probably the next most common problem with the spine…

  • Shoulder Pain, Arm Pain, Wrist and hands (Carpal Tunnel)

    The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and for good reason. It allows us the mobility to achieve our everyday tasks…

  • Headaches and Migraines

    Headaches are multifactorial, meaning there are many causes. Chiropractic can help with headaches that are caused from…

  • Pins and Needles, and Numbness

    Numbness is characterised by an area of the body that has lost sensation….

  • Chiropractic For Children

    It is important to maintain children’s spines as they grow and develop. From the day a baby is born there is stress on the spine….

  • Pregnancy

    Chiropractic Care can be quite helpful during all stages of pregnancy.

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