With over 20 years of experience as a chiropractor, Dr. Michael Burak knows the type of care you need to ease your arthritis pain. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis; it’s the leading cause of disability in America.
What to Expect from Chiropractic for Arthritis
There are over 100 different types of arthritic conditions, so depending what type you have, treatment plans can look very different. At your first visit, Dr. Burak will discuss your history and perform a physical exam to identify which joints are inflamed.
While most chiropractic treatments involve adjusting the spine to improve pain and mobility, the benefits of visiting a chiropractor for arthritis go further than just the back. Dr. Burak will use different techniques and soft tissue modalities to help decrease your pain caused by arthritis.
Dr. Burak may also recommend Laser Therapy to treat your arthritis. Laser Therapy has been shown to stimulate tissue repair and growth which accelerates decreases inflammation. Laser Therapy increases circulation - drawing water, nutrients, and oxygen to the area - creating an optimal healing environment for reducing inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain.
Weight bearing joints, such as knees, hips, feet, and spine are the most common body parts that develop arthritis. While arthritis is most commonly seen in people over 65, younger adults and children are also affected by this disease. No matter your age, Dr. Burak can find the treatment to help ease your arthritis pain and give you the care needed to live a comfortable life.
Types of Arthritis and Treatment Plans
There are two main types of arthritis that can benefit from chiropractic care - Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disorder that affects flexible joint cartilage and is caused by normal wear and tear of the joints. An infection or trauma to your joints are the main causes behind an osteoarthritis flare up, but you are also more likely to develop OA if someone in your family also suffers from this disorder. Routine visits to Dr. Burak for chiropractic care will help to ease the pain of osteoarthritis in just a few short weeks. Patients will find that routine adjustments will help to reduce pain and discomfort, decrease inflammation, and improve range of motion and flexibility. Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder in joints. This type of arthritis is best treated with gentle spine manipulation combined with the right exercise and stretches as well as following an anti-inflammatory diet. This treatment plan will help to reduce pain and inflammation in the body as well as increase mobility, muscle tone, strength and endurance.
Visiting a chiropractor for arthritis is a step towards managing and relieving pain caused by these inflammatory diseases. Chiropractic care from Dr. Burak is a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive treatment plan to help reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine which helps to reduce inflammation and overall improve function and mobility.
When you need a chiropractor for arthritis, Dr. Burak is dedicated to finding the right treatment for you. He combines his skills and expertise to help you achieve your chiropractic wellness objectives. A visit with Dr. Burak is the beginning of your journey to a better and healthier way of life. Patients treated at Huntingdon Valley Family Chiropractic Centre receive the finest quality care through the use of modern equipment and technology, while simultaneously becoming a part of the HVFCC family.