Learn more about osteopathic medicine and how it can alleviate arthritis.
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis? If so, you aren’t alone. Millions of Americans live with this chronic condition that causes joint pain, inflammation, stiffness and damage. Fortunately, many people with arthritis find relief from their symptoms thanks to osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic therapy provides a safe, non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing your arthritis symptoms.
What Is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy provides a whole-body approach to care that focuses not only on preventing injury and disease but also on safe, effective therapeutic techniques designed to treat the body as a whole and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Through hands-on manipulation similar to a chiropractor, your osteopathic practitioner can boost blood flow to the areas of the affected joints to reduce swelling, stiffness and pain without resorting to drugs or invasive procedures.
How Can Osteopathic Manipulation Therapy Treat Arthritis?
Osteopathy has been used to treat a wide range of injuries, conditions and diseases of the body. Many people turn to osteopaths when dealing with musculoskeletal disorders, including arthritis. Even if you find relief through medications, lifestyle changes and home care, osteopathy can be a complementary treatment option that can easily be utilized in conjunction with your current treatment plan. Through regular osteopathic sessions, we can help you better manage your joint pain to lessen your dependency on pain medications.
What Else Can Osteopathy Do for Me?
Osteopathic manipulation medicine is only part of the equation. Your osteopath can also provide expert advice on everything from nutrition and ideal exercises that are safe for those with arthritis to weight management, proper posture and more. While arthritis is a chronic condition, we can help you create a healthy, happy lifestyle that provides adequate care and support to your joints.
Are you having trouble getting arthritis-related joint pain under control? Do you want to ease off pain medications and find a more holistic and natural approach to managing your symptoms? If you said “yes,” osteopathic medicine may be right for you.