What is Arthritis?
Arthritis means inflammation of a joint. Most people attribute arthritis as a normal part of the aging process. While this is partially true, arthritis is NOT normal for anyone under 70 years of age. Arthritis is an inflammatory response to joint degeneration that stems from poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and genetics. A joint that begins to degenerate starts to dry out and the surfaces inside the joint begin to rub against each other. This can lead to:
- High inflammatory Diet
- Sedentary Lifestyle
What causes Arthritis?
Simply put, the food, stress and liquids we drink cause inflammation in our body. Arthritis happens when a joint loses it’s ability to pump out inflammation due to restricted motion. Every joint in your body has lubricating fluid inside that allows the joint to glide without friction. Similar to squeezing dirty water out of a sponge, our joints rely on movement to pump out inflammation. When a joint loses this ability to pump out inflammation, the joint begins to lose fluid, dry out and become brittle. Friction causes the surfaces to rub against each other and wear down. The nerves sense this process and send pain signals to the brain.
Our non-surgical Arthritis protocol of restoring fluid into the joint, physical therapy and nutrition have proven effective in over 95% of patients with Arthritis. Our providers are unique in that we understand the 3 main components of arthritis and provide a complete care plan to win the battle against your pain.
Will I need Surgery?
80% of the time NO! In most cases the arthritis is mild to moderate and the patient can return to full function through our program. There are times when patients come in to the office and they have no cartilage left and the bones have become deformed. These are the times where you really want to go to an office that has it all. Not only can we directly take x-rays in office, but we can order any further MRIs or imaging you may need from day 1 so that you can get diagnosed early and get the proper treatment.