Arthritis, or joint pain or joint disease, is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children are suffering from some type of arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to perform normal day-to-day activities, and has the potential to cause permanent joint damage.
To determine whether or not you may be suffering from arthritis or to determine the severity, your medical professional will perform blood tests and conduct an imaging scan (ie: x-ray, CAT scan or MRI). Eating healthy, staying active, and understanding your type of arthritis and treatment options are crucial to decreasing your discomfort and paving the way for an enjoyable, happy life.
At age 75, with lifelong rheumatoid arthritis, I was becoming resigned to having pain going forward in life. I had an evaluation done through physical exam and x-rays. Dr. Wilson counseled me on what improvements could be achieved.He laid out a 10-wk treatment plan of chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and exercises. I have never liked to exercise, but seeing how important it is to pain relief keeps me doing them. Exercise is the key to independence as we age; we need to maintain strength.
I highly recommend Dr. Wilson and his team.