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Spinal Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation of facet joints of the spine. All up, there are over 100 different forms of arthritis which can affect any joint in the body. The most common form of arthritis is: osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease), is a result of trauma to the spinal joint, infection of the joint, or an age related scenario (1/2).
The statistical figures for the frequency of arthritis for North America alone are huge: 46 million adults: 22% of the population have a degenerative arthritic condition: 19 million: 9% of adults: have some degree of disability or limitation of activity of daily living in association with arthritis.
Projected figures for 2030 are 25% of adults 18 years or older with be diagnosed with arthritis. 25 million adults (37%) with arthritis will develop some degree of disability or limitation of activity of daily living in association with arthritis. The cost of treatment for arthritis is 1.1% of the GNP.
Where ever there is smoke (joint inflammation) there is fire (osteoarthritis). Joint inflammation can result from untreated trauma, nutritional imbalances, genetically modified foods [wheat and corn], cross hybridization of foods, and an untold range of environmental toxicities each of us is exposed to on a daily basis.
The sequel of the arthritis in the spinal zygopophyseal joints [facet joints] and disc from spinal inflammation is a Katie bar the door situation (trouble ahead). Black box medical [unknown long term effects and with many short term side effects] therapies or drugs that treat superficial symptoms of the inflammation do not address the underlying causes. These will always result in failure to effect long term recovering, as well as present with the risk of adverse side effects of these medicines.
Chiropractic spinal care to assure correct segmental alignment [subluxations] and good posture can bring short the reversal of nervous system dysfunction resulting from this condition [arthritis is not an illness]. Most importantly, a person’s nervous system will communicate fully and with complete integrity if and only if there are that spine is subluxation [mal-alignment of spinal segments] free.
Call for an appointment with Healing Hands Wellness Center, 635 Cleveland Ave S #1, pH 651-699-3366 for chiropractic relief and reversal of spinal arthritis and inflammation related pain. You will find you are in good hands when it means the most: recovering quickly from spinal degeneration and arthritis associated with loss of mobility, position, poor posture and decreased spinal nerve function. The highest grade nutritional products will also be suggested, such as Scularia, chondrosamine, mixed essential fatty acids and multi-vitamin/mineral osteogenic formulas to return nutritional health to your spine and joints.