The MaxLiving Podcast

Episode 17 - All About Arthritis: How Chiropractic Can Help

The MaxLiving Podcast
Episode 17 - All About Arthritis: How Chiropractic Can Help

All About Arthritis: How Chiropractic Can Help

All About Arthritis! Most times when you hear someone has arthritis, you picture an older person in pain, not able to do what they love. In reality, though, that’s not how they have to live their life. Just because someone has arthritis, doesn’t mean they can’t be active or do things without being in pain. With the help of chiropractic care, they can live the life they’ve always wanted.

In this week’s episode of The MaxLiving Podcast, Dr. Nick Wilson and Dr. Traci Gross talk about the symptoms and causes of arthritis, as well as how to reach your full potential if you’ve been diagnosed.

Arthritis is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. People with arthritis usually suffer from joint aches and pains as a result of misalignment. When the misalignment isn’t corrected, it causes uneven wear and tear, leading to the deterioration of the joint.

Dr. Nick says that in order “to know how to recover, treat, and live your best life, you have to know what’s causing your problem.” The typical answer people say for what causes their arthritis is “old age.” But, if the arthritis is in one knee and not the other, how could the pain be caused by old age if both knees are the same age?

Individuals with arthritis typically get prescribed medication to mask their symptoms, but most end up staying on that medication for the rest of their lives. The key is realizing that the solution for supporting your health isn’t finding a temporary fix, but rather finding the cause of the problem.

Dr. Nick explains how a lot of times people refer to their condition as “my arthritis.” By claiming it as theirs, they’re expressing that the condition is a part of them and there’s nothing they can do about it to get better. Yet, that isn’t the case.

Dr. Traci says that rather than taking “ownership of the dysfunction of the body, it’s more beneficial to take ownership of yourself and healing.” Through making this mindset change, the person can focus on living a lifestyle that supports health, rather than a lifestyle that supports arthritis.

Dr. Nick tells the story of one of his patients who suffered from arthritis on one side of his lower lumbar spine. Prior to going to Dr. Nick’s office, he would take anti-inflammatory drugs and steroid injections to help with the pain. After talking to Dr. Nick, they found out that the root cause of the arthritis was a car accident where his spine shifted out of alignment. By treating his body in a way that was congruent to what caused it, he’s been able to golf, go on vacation, and live the life he’s always dreamed of.

If you’re struggling with arthritis and want a different approach to your healthcare, MaxLiving is here to help. We have a whole network of doctors across the country ready and willing to assist you in finding the root cause of your pain in order to help you live your best life.

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