Patients who are managing a chronic orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis or bursitis may benefit from working with a local chiropractor. A local chiropractor is a medical provider who focuses on treating patients with a non-invasive, manual approach. A local chiropractor treats conditions of the nervous system or musculoskeletal system such as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis of the foot and osteoporosis. A local chiropractor will create a treatment plan for patients with a variety of techniques, including exercise, RICE regime, hot and cold therapies and spinal adjustment. Back pain symptoms include shooting or stabbing pain, pain that radiates down the leg, muscle aches, pain that worsens when you walk, lift something, bend or stand, and pain that improves when you recline.
Whether you’re recovering from an orthopedic surgery such as a lumbar discectomy or spinal surgery, rehabilitating from a sports injury such as a skiing injury or managing a chronic condition such as gout or arthritis, working with a local chiropractor can help patients return to daily activities, improve mobility and reduce pain. Your local chiropractor can also work with your chiropractor health care team, such as your local rheumatologist, orthopedic surgeon, family physician, nutritionist and kinesiologist. Knee injuries are common in sports and can involve injuries such as MCL tears, ACL tears and cartilage damage. These commonly occur in sports when you are twisting, bending or suddenly changing direction. Treatment for a knee injuries depend on how severe it is.
A meniscus tear is a tear in the fiber cartilage of the knee joint. Between the two long bones of the leg lie two C-shaped discs of fiber cartilage, which serve as primary shock absorbers for the knee joint. They protect the articulate cartilage surfaces of the femur and the tibia from grinding against one another. OA is the most common type of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. Often affecting people in their 50s and 60s, OA is caused when the cartilage on the ends of the bones wears down. Often, the bones rub against each other, causing pain and swelling. Osteoarthritis is most common in the joints of the knees, hips, hands, fingers, neck and spine, although it can affect any joint in the body. OA can even occur in the back, and then it’s also known as degenerative disc disease. Back pain can come from muscles, bones, joints or nerves. It can also be caused by medical problems involving the gallbladder, aorta, kidneys or pancreas.