The pain associated with arthritis may make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, or merely open jars. Although chiropractic care might not be the first approach that comes to mind, you may find that it's the perfect solution for relief. With trigger point and stem cell therapies, Dr. Bryce Chaffee can even help some men and women suffering from arthritis avoid joint replacement surgery. Explore your non-surgical options at Paragon Physical Medicine. You can schedule an appointment at the Wooster, Ohio location by calling or using the online scheduling button.
Arthritis Q & A
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a joint-inflammation disease that causes pain and decreased range of motion. Over 100 different types of arthritis exist, but osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common. The painful conditions wear away at cartilages and cause joint inflammation.
Besides joint pain, arthritis tends to cause symptoms such as swelling and stiff joints, particularly in the fingers, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and toes. The pain is usually the worst when you get up in the morning and gets better as you move around.
How can we help with arthritis?
Since arthritis is incurable, treatment focuses on preventing joint damage, increasing mobility, and improving quality of life. Dr. Chaffee has found the best results with trigger point therapy and stem cell therapy for patients with arthritis.
Trigger point therapy
Trigger points are tender points on the body caused by tight muscle knots. Trigger point massage therapy involves placing pressure on those points to relax the knots. Dr. Chaffee also offers trigger point injections with nerve blocks to minimize pain.
Stem cell therapy
When you have arthritis, the process of cell degeneration occurs faster than regeneration. Stem cell therapy helps reverse this process. Dr. Chaffee injects stem cells from a human placenta into your joints to stimulate healing and regeneration.
Besides trigger point and stem cell therapies, Dr. Chaffee can also help you develop an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise regimen to help reduce pain and increase mobility. He can also help formulate a weight loss plan if excess pounds cause extra pressure during weight-bearing activities.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care for arthritis?
Chiropractic care includes non-drug, non-invasive solutions to help resolve your pain. It allows your body to activate its healing mechanisms while avoiding the side effects of medication.
A chiropractor can also help you avoid problems related to arthritis such as falls, walking restrictions, permanent joint damage, and eye problems. Early, aggressive treatment helps minimize the complications from arthritis.
If you’re interested in stem cell or trigger point therapy for arthritis, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chaffee online or over the phone.