Arthritis

At ShoreLife Chiropractic & Wellness, we provide safe, drug-free therapy to alleviate your symptoms of pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. Our chiropractor, Dr. Brett Tave, works with an experienced staff of medical professionals to provide holistic care that improves your arthritic pain. Our office is conveniently located in Brick, just minutes away from:

  • Toms River
  • Powell
  • Point Pleasant
  • Lakewood

woman suffering from arthritis in her hand

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is an umbrella term for a group of joint diseases, with osteoarthritis being the most common by far. This form of the disease is also called “wear-and-tear” and degenerative arthritis. It occurs over time as repeated use of the joints wears down the cartilage. The body isn’t capable of repairing the cartilage so that the bones rub together when you move. This causes the inflammation and pain associated with the disease.

Aging is the biggest risk factor for arthritis, but other factors also contribute to its development. There appears to be a genetic component as it often runs in families. It also occurs more frequently in women than in men.

Where Does Arthritis Occur?

There are 360 joints in the human body, and arthritis can occur in nearly any of them. However, it is most common in the knees, followed by the hips, spine, neck, feet, ankles, and hands. Injuries to other joints can cause arthritis and may start earlier in life. Different people also experience varying degrees of symptoms. Arthritis symptoms are mild in some people and severe in others.

How Does the Chiropractor in Brick Treat Arthritis?

Medical treatments for arthritis usually focus on the use of anti-inflammatory and pain medications. These range from over-the-counter NSAIDs to cortisone injections into the affected joint. Even the simplest medications can cause side effects. More importantly, they don’t focus on treating the cause of pain and swelling.

Our Brick NJ chiropractor focuses on the relationship between structure and function. He can use gentle manipulations to restore function to the entire body, not just the affected area. In some cases, just treating the tissue around the arthritic joint can significantly reduce your swelling and pain.

Your Brick chiropractor uses a range of techniques to treat arthritis. Some of the options we rely on include:

  • Spinal Alignment
  • Manual and Instrument Assisted Adjustments
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Intersegmental Traction Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy

We use techniques that treat your condition rather than just providing pain relief.

Contact ShoreLife for Effective Arthritis Treatment

ShoreLife Chiropractic & Wellness offers safe and effective treatment at our Brick, NJ facility to all of our nearby residents of Powell, Toms River, Point Pleasant, Lakewood, and beyond. Contact us to discuss your symptoms and the potential treatment to help you feel better fast!