Chiropractic Care for Arthritis – Rockville Chiropractors Advice

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doctorRockville Chiropractors Answer Common Questions…..

Today, when we are always busy and hurried, numerous diseases can slow us down and stop us from reaching the desired goal. Life’s span is longer than ever, but the quality of our lives has decreased, although we have all the commodities and predispositions to not be like that. But sometimes, the modern way of life prevents us from taking more care of ourselves.

Arthritis is a surprisingly common disease, even in a younger population. The inflammatory process that damages the joints can greatly aggravate our movement, doing everyday activities, and in general, affect the quality of our lives. In the text below, Healing Hand Chiropractic experts resolve the doubts most patients have about chiropractic as an alternative form of treatment for this disease.

Does Arthritis Affect Our Life?

Rheumatoid disorders, including arthritis, are the leading cause of reduced mobility and chronic pain throughout the body. Due to less movement, many people feel like they’re limited. Not to mention this condition significantly affect their working abilities. If patients neglect the disease, it can severely damage their skeletal system, and ultimately lead to permanent disability.

Arthritis can appear in several hundred different types, but the most common division is on chronic and acute forms. Other forms are available on this link. Every fourth person with diagnosed arthritis has a severe form of this condition, which should be treated as soon as possible. Patients should ask for a chiropractor’s help when their doctor suggests this method as an addition to conventional therapies in the treatment of arthritis.

Will the Treatment Hurt?

We won’t lie to you. This method is not completely painless, especially if the cause of your suffering is in the area of the spine. However, this is a quite bearable pain. The rule all chiropractors follow is not to harm the patient, so do not worry about some sudden moves and breakages that will cause more pain.

The professional will try to place your spine or ankle by slowly massaging the painful place and returning it to its initial position. When you feel it hurts, let your chiropractor know. Chiropractors will stretch you gently, to place your body in a position where the spinal cord, hips, and shoulders are unburdened.

Arthritis in the back is one of the most common types which chiropractors can treat. More about this disorder find on this page: https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php.

If there is some inflammation of the surrounding tissues, returning to the initial position brings great relief to the patients, as they feel immediate cessation of the pain.

How Often You Should Visit a Chiropractor?

doctorThe number of chiropractic treatments depends on many factors, such as the severity of the condition, the patient’s age, the level of physical activity, and also the compatibility with conventional therapies. As for the treatment of arthritis, the adjustment of the spinal cord and joints usually occurs during the first visit, after the chiropractor gets insight into your medical documentation and the physiotherapist’s opinion.

Once the doctor set the diagnosis, a patient should start the therapy as soon as possible. If, after treatment, the patient feels the improvement, in agreement with the doctor decides on the continuation of chiropractic therapy. Frequent visits are usually recommended to chronic patients, for pain relief. The body needs continuity to regain balance and start the process of self-healing.

Can We Live with Arthritis?

Symptoms of arthritis vary. People with the same diagnosis do not have to feel pain in the same place and the same intensity. If arthritis patients work on improving the quality of life, the impact of this disease can be decreased.

However, if the healing of arthritis is neglected, the daily functioning in patients can be threatened because of the pain, the deformity of the joints, etc. Besides the regular therapy, arthritis patients have to introduce a number of changes in the previous way of life. They have to move, be physical activity, stay in the fresh air, but also to introduce healthier nutrition. Avoiding stress can significantly ease life with arthritis too. On this webpage, you can read how our body responses to stress.

After the first visit to the Chiropractor, many patients feel better. But to achieve lasting and better results in their fight with arthritis,   different treatments should be combined and conducted consistently.

Turning Healthy With Good Chiropractic Care

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By Dana Smith

doctorEveryday life is stressful that there are times we just don’t realize how hard it can be. Life is so fast paced that we are on our toes for a good part of the day and our body goes through the motions without realizing how much of a strain we put on it. When we sit, stand, work or even rest, it all has to be done in a particular way and not always do we get this right. A chiropractor is someone who can help set things right for you and give your body the chance to get back to its strong self in a very non-invasive and structured way.

Some of the approaches to this would be:

● Customized chiropractic care
● A personalized diet
● An exercise regimen suited to your body
● Specific herbal supplements
● The ability to inculcate a more holistic approach to good health

A family chiropractor will help you and your family get you more disciplined about how you look after yourself. There are several new trends that evolve with chiropractic care and each one is targeted at making the recipient feel better about their bodies. One of these new trends is to combine chiropractic care with weight loss. The human race is primarily a hunter. Being able to walk long distances and eating a mix of meat, vegetables and herbs found in nature is but natural. Incorporating this form of exercise and a balanced diet that combines all the essentials is now a part of chiropractic care and aims at being a holistic and personalized form of treatment.

bigpantsWhen you lose weight with chiropractic care, it combines the right kinds of foods and supplements and ensures that the weight you lose is not temporary. The addition of muscle is what is encouraged and this prevents the weight from coming back. Of course each person, young or old has their own unique genetic makeup and even the best chiropractor will take all of this into consideration before coming up with a customized treatment plan.

With all of this, the inclusion of spinal massages and manipulations enhances the flexibility of the body and reduces the stress on the spinal column. With the spine firmly and well aligned, the body will be in a better position to absorb the nutrients that come its way. There are numerous studies that support the fact that a good spinal massage will help in building muscle and making the body fitter. With this done, an individual’s ability to build muscle and sustain it gets stronger and muscles remained toned for a longer while.

What will help push these measures forward in a better way are a person begin to think healthy. A holistic approach to get healthy is something that can cultivate over a period of time. Regularly revisiting diets, exercise regimens and supplement intake can help your body along with all the changes it undergoes. Paying attention to posture, reduction of stress even when you are working and giving your body regular time to relax will go a long way. Adding in a visit to a chiropractor will complete the package for you.

– This post is created by Dana Smith, a writer and blogger currently working for a renowned chiropractor – Effective Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Offers Answers To Baby Boomers’ Needs

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By Dr. Kevin Kita

seniorcoupleexercisesmallAn article in the April 22, 2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research points out how chiropractic is perfectly situated to meet the needs and demands of the upcoming “Age Wave” of baby boomers who expect to live healthier, happier, longer lives by breaking free of traditional approaches to health care.

“Age Wave” describes how the sweeping effect that the 78 million baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) are having on our culture.

In the realm of health care, Age Wavers seem to be placing more importance on the mind-body connection that, in their view of the world, leads to a more optimal state of mind that is better able to cope with the stresses of our hectic world.

The Age Wavers are looking for health care providers that will help them learn to live rather than how to die, help them stay healthy and independent while steering them toward balance in life, comfort and an increase in their quality of life.

They want to be active and informed in their health care decisions and are less inclined to rely on one doctor to oversee their care. In their new worldview, traditional medical advice would be balanced with that of wellness and alternative practitioners.

The author points out that chiropractic is ideally suited to meet the demands and needs of the emerging cultural shift.

The author points out that chiropractic is ideally suited to meet the demands and needs of the emerging cultural shift. While chiropractic has a foundation in science, it can also provide the philosophical concepts that traditional health care cannot; that the body is a self-healing, self-maintaining organism that tends toward health and wellness providing nothing interferes with that process.

By focusing on correcting vertebral subluxations, which interfere with health and wellness, chiropractic care is able to help people achieve the increase in quality of life, performance and potential that they demand.

– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host. Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.

Rand Study Cites Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For The Elderly

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By Dr. Kevin Kita

seniorcoupleexercisesmallSenior citizens who receive chiropractic care report overall health, fewer symptomatic chronic conditions, less days in hospitals and nursing homes and more mobility than elderly non-chiropractic patients, according to a study conducted by the prestigious Rand Corp.

The three year randomized study of people 75 years or older showed 87 percent of chiropractic patients described their health status as good to excellent, compared to 67 percent of non-chiropractic patients a significant 19 percent difference. The chiropractic patients also were less likely to use prescription drugs and more likely to exercise regularly and participate in community activities.

The study revealed better overall health and higher quality of life among those who receive chiropractic care. An estimated 15 to 17 percent of a chiropractor’s practice is comprised of patients over the age 65.

In general, the chiropractic patients reported fewer health problems 15 percent fewer reported two or more chronic conditions, 22 percent fewer suffered with symptoms of arthritis, 15 percent less time in nursing homes and 21 percent less time in hospitals over the previous three years.

While people over 65 account for 12.6 percent of the population, they purchase 31 percent of all prescription medications, account for 31 percent of all hospital discharges and are responsible for 42 percent of days of care in non-federal hospitals.

The number of people over the age 85 will double, creating a potentially devastating effect on our health care system. A healthier older population could translate into savings of billions of health care dollars annually.

– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host.

Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.

Dr. Kita was an international speaker and teacher for the Koren Specific Technique and has been featured on numerous television and radio shows for health related issues, Chiropractic, and for his book Healing Journeys Stories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. He was the Chiropractor for the Trenton Shooting Stars professional basketball team. Dr. Kita was also the publisher for an internationally recognized Chiropractic newsletter and has spoken to many companies and groups regarding the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Dr. Kita is on the board of the Ivins Outreach Center and is involved in many other local charities. He is considered the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor because there are many Chiropractors that seek him out for care and professional advice.

Long Term Chiropractic Patients Have Higher Blood Levels Of DNA Repair Chemicals

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By Dr. Kevin Kita

doctorThe February 18, 2005 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research finds that patients under long-term chiropractic care have higher levels of the blood chemicals associated with effective DNA repair and overall wellness.

The test was a retrospective analysis of 46 patients, all over the age of 40 who had been under short- term chiropractic care for 8-52 weeks or long term wellness care for 52-312 weeks. Researchers assessed the levels of serum thiols, blood factors that have been found to help the body repair the damaging effects stress has on the structure of DNA. Serum thiols are measured in terms of nM cysteine.
The authors found that non-chiropractic treated patients in the control group had serum thiol levels of 124 nM cysteine. Patients with active disease processes going on generally had levels below 90 compared to patients under long-term chiropractic care who had values of 146.

patients under long-term chiropractic care have higher levels of the blood chemicals associated with effective DNA repair and overall wellness.

In their conclusion, the authors say, “some final observations should be noted. The results clearly support the recommendations being made for wellness care by chiropractors. In addition, it should be stated that these results occurred under normal practice conditions and indicate what most chiropractors are likely achieving when performing long-term care. Also, it refutes earlier that five to seven years of care was necessary to optimize human health status, as indicated by serum thiol levels. Our sampling indicates that this can occur in a time frame approximately half that period. Finally, there is no doubt that chiropractic care was the dominant factor in being able to realize thiol values that in some cases have not been seen in nutriceutical testing, the only other intervention shown to improve thiol values.”
Long term chiropractic patients have higher blood levels of DNA repair chemicals.

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– Dr. Kevin Kita, Chiropractor, Author, International Speaker, and Radio Host.

Dr. Kita is well known among his patients for his compassion, wisdom, astonishing intuition, gentle and caring demeanor, and non-invasive chiropractic technique. He is a 1997 graduate of the Sherman Chiropractic College and has been practicing Chiropractic in the Yardley/Morrisville area for the past 15 years.

Dr. Kita was an international speaker and teacher for the Koren Specific Technique and has been featured on numerous television and radio shows for health related issues, Chiropractic, and for his book Healing Journeys Stories of Mind, Body, and Spirit. He was the Chiropractor for the Trenton Shooting Stars professional basketball team. Dr. Kita was also the publisher for an internationally recognized Chiropractic newsletter and has spoken to many companies and groups regarding the benefits of Chiropractic care.

Dr. Kita is on the board of the Ivins Outreach Center and is involved in many other local charities. He is considered the Chiropractor’s Chiropractor because there are many Chiropractors that seek him out for care and professional advice.