Arthritis is a disorder involving inflammation in the joints, the area of the body where different bones meet. There are more than a hundred different types of arthritis. General wear and tear due to aging and exercise is called osteoarthritis. Along with Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis – caused by an overactive immune system- are the two types of arthritis that make up most of the chronic illnesses suffered by Americans today.
Arthritis can affect everyone from men and women to children. More than 350 million people worldwide have a type of arthritis and over a quarter-million children and more than 40 million Americans suffer from it. Osteoarthritis affects around 21 million adults in America and another 2.1 million suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Chiropractic adjustments use physical treatment rather than prescription drugs to reduce pain, increase flexibility and treat major back ailments.