Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic auto-immune disease affecting various parts of the body. It causes inflammation in the body which affects the tissues, organs and may even destroy joints throughout the body. The chronic inflammation in the body can be affected by the nervous system.
Stimulation of the nervous system is essential for the function and control of inflammatory cells within the body. If the nervous system is not functioning properly or is compromised in any way causing nerve interference, then those signals may be lost leading the body to not being able to heal itself or even resulting in further inflammation. Misalignments or subluxations throughout the spine can cause pressure on the joints and “pinch” or irritate the nerves causing pain and inflammation to that area.
Specific chiropractic adjustments to the spine will reduce the area of restriction and nerve interference and will restore the function back to the nervous system and in turn the body. This will then reduce the amount of stress and inflammation causing less pain and discomfort.
While chiropractic cannot cure rheumatoid arthritis, it helps control pain and discomfort while making activities of daily living more enjoyable. If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis or know someone who is affected, please give us a call so we can help you feel better today, tomorrow, and in the future.