Degenerative Joint disease is the most common Arthritis pain. It is a non-systemic wear and tear type Joint condition. It occurs to one side of the body or joint from irregular stresses or past injury to that area.
We all know a friend that hurt his knee or an ankle at childhood, which enabled them to tell if it will rain ever since. Unfortunately, as this person gets older, they will be at high risk of getting severe Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease to that joint in the future.
According to the NIH and American Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic care and joint mobilization are the most effective treatments against degenerative joint disease for geriatrics.
What is Degenerative Joint Disease?
Degenerative Joint Disease occurs slowly and most commonly visible among the geriatric population. Due to its slow and gradual wear and tear, it is overlooked until it is in the late stages. Degenerative joint disease can occur throughout the body and in the spine as well. This can lead to disc bulges or disc herniations and reduced motion in the spine.
What are the symptoms of Degenerative Joint Disease?
- Stiffness and achiness are the most common complaints in early or moderate DJD, mostly felt early in the morning before the body moves.
- Severe cases of DJD cause extreme sharp pain due to bone on bone friction.
What are the treatments for Degenerative Joint Disease?
Osteoarthritis's best treatment is prevention with proper diet, supplementation, exercise, Chiropractic care, and or Yoga. Severe cases can require surgery or even joint replacement, commonly in hips and knees. Having early and regular care for your arthritis is very important, so get started now.
Call us to make an appointment and to check your insurance coverage. We have Pain Management Specialists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Medical Massage Therapists, and Physical Therapists. We work together to provide a comprehensive approach to diagnostic and therapeutic care, offering individualized treatment. We identify where the disks can be mobilized or not. After the review, we create a series of personalized therapy. We also use traction and decompression to hydrate joints. Our variety of supplements is an additional way to enhance treatment results. The main focus of treatment is to slow long term progression.