Joint pain is one of the most common ailments people suffer from. This pain can range from mild to severe. If the pain is chronic, it can be debilitating and make it hard to run, walk, or do daily activities. In this case, it’s vital to seek treatment. Chiropractic care can alleviate joint pain naturally, without pain medications. These medications are not a long-term solution and often come with side effects. At Baker Chiropractic in Morganton, NC, our team of experts offers natural solutions to joint pain. We offer a wide variety of services so we can meet every patient’s needs. Our facility also serves Nebo, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion, Rutherfordton College, Valdese, and Casar, NC.
Causes of Joint Pain
People of all ages can experience joint pain. An old sports injury can flare up. You may have pain because of wear and tear from getting older, or because there is excess pressure on your joints due to a weight issue. You may also have an autoimmune disease or a thyroid issue that is making your joints hurt. Some common conditions that cause joint pain include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, sprains, degeneration, and more. Joint pain can also come from injuries or accidents.
If you are experiencing joint pain, you may have tenderness, redness, or swelling at the joint. Other symptoms include stiffness, loss of range of motion, and pain with movement.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Joint Pain
Treatment for joint pain isn't always the same as other types of chiropractic care. When you first visit us, our chiropractor will ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam and other tests, like X-rays, to determine what is causing your pain. After a diagnosis, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you and your condition. Some types of joint pain have more straightforward treatments than others. For example, those with osteoarthritis are more easily treated than those with rheumatoid arthritis.
One method our chiropractor may use for joint pain is chiropractic spinal adjustments. If your spine is misaligned, it can throw your body out of balance and put pressure on joints. By realigning the spine, we can alleviate tension and pain.
We also provide physical modalities. This may include heat and cold therapy, exercises, and posture correction. This can help return your full range of motion. Our chiropractor may provide you with corrective exercises as well. By stretching and strengthening the area around the joints, you can reduce inflammation and prevent future injuries or pain.
Other treatment methods we may use include acupuncture, ultrasound, massage therapy, electrostem, and more.
Schedule an Appointment for Joint Pain Relief
If you've been experiencing joint pain, don’t wait to seek treatment. Your condition could worsen or cause other health complications. At Baker Chiropractic, we offer natural treatment methods so you can return to a pain-free life. We serve residents of Morganton, Nebo, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion, Valdese, Rutherfordton College, and Casar, NC. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.