Indian Harbor Chiropractic
Chiropractor located in Cos Cob, CT
Joint pain can be a complicated condition to discover the root cause of and may be linked to conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, muscle pain, or even a virus. No matter what the cause of your joint pain is, symptoms can become overbearing and debilitating, and severely impact your quality of life. Significant advancements are made in research about the underlying causes of joint pain but these findings unsurprisingly always seem to conclude that chiropractic care is the best line of treatment without saying it directly. Joint pain is easily treatable using holistic, medication free chiropractic techniques. Evidence supports that chiropractic treatment should be used before steroids or surgical intervention. If you are suffering from joint pain it's important to see the best chiropractor in Greenwich, CT for natural, non-invasive means of finding and correcting the underlying cause of your pain. Turn to Indian Harbor Chiropractic in Cos Cob, Connecticut, where your chiropractor Dr. Diana Gailes can pinpoint the precise cause of joint pain and offer highly effective relief. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Osteoarthritis associated joint pain is the most common cause of chronic pain and disability worldwide, and usually affects adults and people of older age. The joint is nestled where two bones meet, an area that is made up of ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons. When these components become inflamed the body responds in complex ways which ultimately cause joint pain. Research has indicated there are various chemicals in the body that participate in signaling the brain to experience joint pain. Despite the complexity of joint pain, chiropractic care, with its full-body approach to alignment and overall wellness, seems to be the answer. Joint pain may be constant or come and go, and is usually felt in the hands, feet, hips, knees, or spine. Symptoms vary from patient to patient, who most often experience stiffness, throbbing, a “grating” sensation, or a burning / throbbing sensation. Joint stiffness can feel worse in the morning and may loosen up with movement and activity. However, some activity can make symptoms worse.
There are over 100 types of arthritis, which is the most common cause of Joint pain. With there being so many different causes of joint pain, symptoms may vary.
Some common symptoms of joit pain may include:
The causes of joint pain can vary, but some of the most common causes and conditions include:
There are many conditions that can be associated with joint pain, including:
The treatment for joint pain depends on the cause. However, some common treatments include:
If joint paint goes unaddressed it can lead to many other problems. The complications of joint pain can vary depending on the cause.
Some possible complications of joint pain include:
There are some things you can do to help prevent joint pain, such as:
At Indian Harbor Chiropractic we know that misalignments of the spine, or vertebral subluxations, can contribute to joint pain. Chiropractic manipulations of the spine during adjustments can restore movement to the joints or parts of the spine that have an alignment issue. We use a variety of techniques to adjust the spine and improve alignment including:
Chiropractic adjustments can realign your spine or other parts of the body, reduce tension, and alleviate discomfort due to joint pain symptoms.
A special segmented table is used so that spinal manipulations, combined with the movements of the table, stretch and decompress your spine.
Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT)
Spinal manipulation is accomplished through high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) adjustments. This is a technique where Dr. Gailes will apply a controlled thrust to a joint of the spine. This motion moves the joint more than it would on its own. SMT is actually a collection of techniques which include massage or mobilization of soft tissue, adjustment of spinal subluxations, trigger point therapy, cross-friction massage, active release therapy, and mechanical traction on an area of the spine or on an extremity.
These adjustments use a small, handheld instrument to deliver low-force impulses at specific points.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
TENS sends electrical pulses through the skin to start your body's own painkillers. The electrical pulses can release endorphins and other substances to stop pain signals in the brain. TENS can reduce pain. Tens also works on muscles and causes muscle contractions by stimulating α-motor neurons. It is highly effective in improving muscle function, strengthening muscles, and improving joint range of motion.
This technique uses gentle pressure to release tension in the muscles and fascia, relieving pain and improving range of motion.
Dr. Gailes may use massage therapy with a variety of techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This can help to reduce muscle tension, improve range of motion, and promote circulation.
Class IV Laser therapy
Dr. Gailes is currently the only chiropractor in Greenwich, CT offering Class IV Laser Therapy. Dr. Gailes uses chiropractic adjustments and laser therapy to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and speed up recovery times for all types of injuries. Laser therapy will reduce pain by over 50% in three to four treatments and can complement chiropractic adjustments or be used as an independent form of treatment.
For complete joint pain relief call the Indian Harbor Chiropractic office or schedule an appointment online today.