How Chiropractic Care Helps Manage Pain Caused By Bursitis
Bursitis is a condition where there is inflammation of the bursae. A bursa is a small, fluid-filled sacs. It cushions the tendons, bones, and muscles near your joints. Bursitis is most common location is in the shoulder, elbow, knees, and hip. Pain and swelling are common symptoms. You may also experience joint tenderness. Chiropractic is a natural solution to relieve and prevent bursitis symptoms.
Bursitis is most common among those over 40. It is often a result of repetitive motions during activities that people engage in. For example sports such as tennis, golf, skiing, or baseball pitching. Bursitis can also be cause from hobbies such as carpentry, gardening, painting, and shoveling. Staying a long time in positions that put pressure on part of your body can also cause a flare-up of bursitis. For example kneeling or a poor sleep position.
Bursitis can encourage the build-up of calcium deposits in the soft tissues. This can result in permanent loss of movement to the area.
Conventional medical treatment for bursitis focus on alleviating the symptoms. They include injection of a steroid medication to decrease inflammation and pain, antibiotics if you have an infection, and as a last option if other treatments do not work after 6 months to a year, surgery to repair the bursa. They are costly, invasive, can cause adverse side effects, and most importantly, not effective as a long-term solution.
Chiropractic Care for Relief
Bursitis can be effectively managed through chiropractic care. It is a safe, non-invasive routine alternative care option that relieves pain and swelling caused by bursitis. But it does not involve addictive prescription medications or OTC pain medications.
In the chiropractic sessions, a chiropractor applies gentle chiropractic adjustments. Adjustments will reduce joint restrictions or fix misalignments in the spine and joints. Adjustments will lead to reduced inflammation and improved functions of the affected joints. And it will calm the total nervous system. The main aim of chiropractic care is to improve the nervous function and spinal health.
By increasing your mobility, your body has the ability to better deal with symptoms caused by bursitis. Therefore chiropractic can effectively manage the cause of bursitis to provide the following health benefits:
- Increased joint mobility and improved range of motion
- Improved joint coordination and flexibility
- Relief from joint pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
A bursitis patient can also expect the other important benefits of chiropractic care. Because chiropractors are experts in the other important aspects of health. Chiropractic care adopts towards a holistic approach in managing health conditions. These include lifestyle changes, exercise, ergonomics, and nutritional supplementation.
Get the Help You Need
When you visit Genesis Chiropractic Clinic, our expert chiropractor will perform a consultation and examination. And depending on your complaint, other tests such as muscle strength comparison, range of motion test, palpation, reflex testing, and neurological and orthopedic tests may also be done. After getting an agreement with you on your objective in the chiropractic care, our chiropractor will prepare a treatment plan considering all the data gathered. So the two of you will work together to relieve your symptoms.
Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this article. If you are dealing with bursitis that just won’t go away, you have options. So give us a Call at 215-343-3223 to see if we can help. Or Contact Us here.