Chiropractic Care for Joint Inflammation in Chicago
Joint inflammation is a natural response of the immune system against “aggressions from the environment” and usually presents unpleasant sensations: itching, swelling, itching, pain, heat, etc. These sensations are due to the magnificent innate healing capacity of living beings. In chronic diseases, such as rheumatic diseases, inflammation is unable to eliminate the agent that causes it; On the contrary, the immune system, instead of attacking the infection, attacks the joints.
Going to the chiropractor on a regular basis, among other things, helps people with rheumatic diseases to un-walk the path of pain and to resume the activities of their daily life.
Why does inflammation occur in Chicago?
The purpose of inflammation is to protect the body from infection and injury. The immune system locates and removes damaged tissue so the body can heal. When it comes to persistent acute inflammation, it can become chronic inflammation, which can last for years or even a lifetime.
Joint inflammation, such as osteoarthritis, can be very painful because it deteriorates the cartilage, which is responsible for cushioning the ends of the bones. Osteoarthritis is usually referred to as a “wear and tear” disease. But, in addition, it causes changes in the bone and deterioration in the connective tissue that holds the joint together and that, in addition, unites the muscle with the bone.
Risk factors for joint inflammation in Chicago
There are certain factors that trigger and/or accelerate inflammatory processes. The best known are:
- Advanced age.
- Sex: women are more likely, although the reason is unknown.
- Obesity: the greater the weight, the greater the stress on the joints. Also, fatty tissue produces proteins that cause more inflammation in and around the joints.
- Germs such as bacteria, viruses or fungi.
- External injuries from playing sports or by accident, even when they occurred many years ago!
- Repetitive Joint Strain: Repetitive straining of one or more joints in a job or sport.
- Genetics and heredity lead to osteoarthritis.
- Bone deformities from birth.
- Metabolic diseases such as diabetes or hemochromatosis (excess iron).
- Effects of chemical agents or radiation.
The best solution to chronic inflammation: prevention
Cervical and lumbar pain also has its origin in the wear of the joints that exist in the spine.
To relieve inflammatory processes, we usually take drugs that inhibit symptoms or suppress inflammation. But, when we talk about chronic inflammation, they almost always become useless, in addition to causing organic toxicity that can be very harmful to the body.
Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be controlled, but joint damage cannot be reversed. From a chiropractic point of view, the best solution is not to alleviate the symptoms but to prevent the early appearance of osteoarthritis and slow down its progress. In addition to adjusting regularly, it is very important to be active, maintain a healthy weight and eat a balanced diet low in saturated fats and sugars. All this helps us prevent inflammation of the joints. There are also supplements, such as 5th-generation organic silicon, which help prevent deterioration.
If you have questions or would like to meet with one of our doctors, please contact our chiropractors in Chicago to get the appropriate treatment for you. Call or contact us today to schedule an appointment.