Dealing with pain and stiffness from arthritis in the neck and back is just that — a pain. It can interfere with sleep, or keep you from comfortably completing simple daily tasks. Regular chiropractic care can help relieve pain, but may not provide the long-term results you need to manage the arthritis. So don’t wait! Take steps now to relieve pain, reduce stiffness, and improve your health.
It starts with introducing a healthy diet of anti-inflammatory foods, such as leafy green vegetables and blueberries. From there, talk with your doctor about the root cause of your arthritis to determine which of the following options — or combination of treatments — can help you get back to your normal activities, free from pain.
- Regular back and neck exercises to stretch the spine and improve posture.
- Ice or heat therapy to reduce inflammation.
- Physical therapy to strengthen the neck and back.
- Medication: In some cases, your doctor may prescribe low-risk, anti-inflammatory medication to relieve swelling and pain.
With just a few lifestyle changes, you can prepare to say goodbye to your arthritis pain. Talk to your doctor today to see which options are best for you.