Also called osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease, arthritis is the most common joint disorder. It affects women and men equally, though men tend to have symptoms at an earlier age.
Arthritis begins to develop asymptomatically in the 2nd or 3rd decade of life, and the appearance of symptoms is extremely common by age 70. All weight-bearing vertebrates can acquire arthritis which develops as the cartilage between bony surfaces wears down.
Once the cartilage thins, the bones grind against each other without a cushion, creating pain. Bone spurs may develop as well, which can increase pain and loss of movement. While arthritis is generally considered progressive, it may remain stable or regress.
We understand arthritis to be a sign that your body may not be detoxifying/eliminating properly. The body, in an attempt to save essential organs from intoxication, commonly deposits accumulated waste products in the joints causing inflammation and arthritis.
As you work with us to improve your ability to detoxify and eliminate through appropriate routes, this destructive pattern of arthritis will cease.
We may recommend a physical therapy such as acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, or bowen therapy for symptom management as we work with you to resolve the cause of your arthritis.
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