HOW TO HELP ARTHRITIS PAIN
Arthritis. If you break down the word into its components, it means joint (arth), inflammation (itis). In our society, the itis portion of this problem is everywhere. Arthritis, Bursitis, Synovitis, Otitis, Mastitis, Conjunctivitis, Tendonitis, etc, etc, etc. When you hear the word itis, you should automatically know that the health issue being discussed has Inflammation at its root. The problem is that virtually no one understands what Inflammation is. Most people think it's synonymous with swelling. Or infection. But neither is correct.
Even though there are nearly 200 different kinds of arthritis, we are going to discuss the most common --- Osteoarthritis, aka DEGENERATIVE ARTHRITIS (or DJD) as opposed to Systemic Arthritis (things like RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS). Bear in mind that for the most part, what I am going to show you will help (not cure, but help) virtually all forms of arthritis. Here are some simple rules to follow when trying to solve your Arthritis problem.
As you can see from the things on this list, you cannot always trust your doctor to really 'help' you with Arthritis. Oh sure, they can prescribe you a bunch of anti-inflammatory and pain medications (HERE). But these are never beneficial for the long haul, and they always carry a host of serious side effects. And as for surgery for arthritis, read THIS and THIS before even thinking about it. Knowledge is power. Once you understand what Inflammation is, you can begin to use your knowledge to help yourself squelch it. Hang in there because it gets easier the longer you do it!
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).