Osteoarthritis affects millions of people around the world and considered as the most common type of arthritis in the SA. It is caused by aging joints, injury, and obesity. Symptoms include joint pain and stiffness. It can damage any joint in your body, the disorder most commonly affects joints in hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips.
Symptoms vary according to the joint affected, however the common symptoms include inflammation of the tissues in and around the joints, damage to cartilage and bony growths that develop around the edge of the joints. There may also be pain present.
Osteoarthritis pain increases over time and there is no current cure for it. However chiropractic treatment could help a lot reducing the pain and slowing the progression of the disease. Chiropractors use very gentle spinal adjustments to place the spinal column in proper alignment, which has a positive effect on the affected joints, resucing the resultant symptoms as well as slowing down the degenrative processes.