Joint Pain Treatment With Our Tacoma Chiropractors
Joint pain is a common complaint, however, it is not one that you just have to live with—whatever your age, chances are good that your comfort can be improved with proper joint pain treatment. Here at Proctor Chiropractic in Tacoma, WA, we can help with many types of joint pain.
Common Causes of Joint Pain
Aging is associated with joint pain, but it is not the direct cause. Instead, certain painful conditions become more common as you age. Injuries are also a common cause of joint pain.
- Herniated discs
- Sports injuries
- Auto accident injuries
- Poor workplace ergonomics
Problems like obesity and lack of exercise can increase joint pain but are not usually the root cause of the issue. However, losing weight and becoming more active can be extremely helpful, especially for people with conditions such as osteoarthritis or gout.
Chiropractic Joint Pain Treatment At Proctor Chiropractic
Chiropractic care can help people with many types of joint pain. Chiropractic joint pain treatment at Proctor Chiropractic involves a wide variety of techniques and therapies:
- Spinal adjustment
- Joint manipulation
- Corrective exercises
- Lifestyle advice (including ergonomics)
- Nutrition counseling
- Massage therapy
Spinal adjustment is what usually comes to mind when people think about chiropractic care. However, modern spinal adjustment techniques vary widely, including many forms of gentle manipulation. Joint manipulation can similarly take on a number of different forms. The goal of these types of treatment is usually to realign any misaligned parts of the spine or joint.
Corrective exercises can be extremely valuable when treating an injury that has not healed well or a chronic use injury. Chronic use injuries are common in athletes, but they can also occur because of poor ergonomics or repetitive motions in the workplace. Chronic use injuries can also frequently be improved by employing lifestyle changes such as a different work setup.
If extra pounds are putting additional pressure on your joints, a combination of nutrition counseling and lifestyle advice can help you lose weight. Massage therapy is a great way to reduce pain in the moment as well as improving the function of the joint in the long-term. In the majority of cases, our chiropractors will use a combination of therapies in order to be most effective.
Proctor Chiropractic Offers Effective, Drug-Free Joint Pain Treatment
Here at Proctor Chiropractic, our chiropractors offer holistic joint pain treatment that targets the root cause of your problem. We offer the Tacoma community access to trustworthy, friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive chiropractors. If you are suffering from joint pain, come see our chiropractors and start feeling better as soon as possible. To make an appointment, call us at (253) 756-7500 today!