Relieve Your Arthritis Pain: San Francisco Chiropractor

Relieve Your Arthritis Pain: San Francisco Chiropractor

cold and arthritisJoint and back pain tend to worsen as the days get colder. But happily, chiropractic care can help. If you’re a San Francisco resident who’s been diagnosed with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, consider a visit to Drs. Scott Levin, Jason Miller and Corey Todhunter of PostureWorks in San Francisco’s Financial District.

The University of Maryland Medical Center touts chiropractic as a treatment for osteoarthritis, “especially when combined with glucosamine supplements and stretches and exercise.”

Following a review of the scientific literature on the topic, the medical center report went on to say that chiropractic can increase range of motion, restore normal movement of the spine, relax the muscles, improve joint coordination and reduce pain.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis also rely on their chiropractors – now the third-largest group of health care providers after physicians and dentists. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, nearly two-thirds of patients (63 percent) who visited a rheumatologist for rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or fibromyalgia also tried complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Of those, 31 percent chose chiropractic. And 73 percent of those patients said chiropractic care helped control their pain.

What’s the secret behind chiropractic’s ability to help those suffering with arthritis?

It’s simple, really. Arthritis can be traced to misalignments and dislocations of your joints and your spine. The misalignments press on the delicate spinal nerves, causing pain and interrupting communications between your brain and your nervous system.

Misalignments can also impinge on the immune system, which plays a role in rheumatoid arthritis. If you have RA, your immune system mistakenly attacks your joints, causing pain and swelling.

Chiropractors relieve the pressure by realigning your spine. That restores proper motion between spinal bones and reduces the need for your body to lay down new bone. The result: reduced pain and increased quality of life.

At PostureWorks, Drs. Levin, Miller and Todhunter are experts in Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP), a method of correcting spinal misalignments by remodeling and realigning the spine to restore normal nerve flow.

Only a handful of chiropractors in San Francisco are trained in the discipline. The doctors at PostureWorks have helped thousands of San Francisco Bay Area residents regain their health and vitality through chiropractic.

Contact our San Francisco/Financial District corrective chiropractic office at 415-373-3897 to find out if you qualify for care.