• Dr. Mark Freund

Osteoarthritis: How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Updated: Nov 4, 2020

While there is no cure for aging, your chiropractic team at Lindenhurst, IL, Natural Care Chiropractic can help you manage the resulting symptoms. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when you age. It’s caused by unavoidable uses of the various joints. Drs. Mark Freund and Nicole Gopaul along with their experienced staff members offer holistic treatment options. These are long-term solutions that provide great results.

When osteoarthritis strikes, it affects the weight-bearing joints. This involves the hips, ankles, knees, and spine. From birth, your spine is being used. That means it’s been deteriorating from the very beginning. Only when we get older do we notice the results. This is because the joints or cartilage eventually wear down. The pain starts inconsistently but will grow into a steady ache. If left unchecked, osteoarthritis leads to other spinal problems. You’re at risk for developing spinal stenosis or sciatica. Patients also experience numbness in the arms and legs.

With traditional medical care, doctors focus on treating your painful symptoms. They don’t stop the progression of osteoarthritis. These doctors prescribe pain and anti-inflammatory medication. Your Lindenhurst chiropractor doesn’t rely on medication for treatment. Instead, we focus on improving your body’s overall functioning and healing. Spinal adjustments correct misalignments in the spine. Your spine is the central hub of your nervous system. It sends messages from your brain to the rest of your body. When it has a blockage, the entire body suffers. Spinal adjustments remedy this problem. Drs. Freund and Gopaul treat bulging or herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica. Our other treatment options reduce widespread inflammation. Talk to your care team about our exercise and nutrition programs.

If you’re struggling with osteoarthritis, seek out professional help. Natural Care Chiropractic provides you with the treatment you need. Located in Lindenhurst, IL, Drs. Mark Freund and Nicole Gopaul are available by appointment. For scheduling, visit our request an appointment page or call 847-265-0600.

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