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Arthritis Care

Dr. Packer with Precision Spinal Care talks about arthritis. Something very common, too many patients over the years have dealt with chronic pain and suffering. Arthro just refers to a joint it could be a joint in the body usually associated with the spine. Itis is simply a term that means inflammation. There’s two major types of arthritis: Osteoarthritis (OA) and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Osteoarthritis is the forms and this is usually due to a structural imbalance in the spine. The bone will start to change shape and you make little bone spurs or ragged edges and usually also affects the disc in between the vertebra and will shrink in size or lose blood flow and oxygen.

Rheumatoid arthritis an autoimmune disease when the body attacks itself and organs. Medical Care and medication are solutions. There’s not much that NUCCA can do for rheumatoid arthritis.

Most medical treatment of Osteoarthritis consists of pain medications and can cause kidney damage, Hemorrhage of the esophagus, stomach disorders, hemorrhaging of the stomach intestines, and many GI complications. Steroids actually can cause weakening of the bones and may lead to surgery to cut away bone spur. These treatments don’t really solve the big picture problem of the structure alignment. What we do in NUCCA care is focus on fixing the cause of the problem by dealing with the misalignment in the first place.