Joint Pain

Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic

Chiropractors located in St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie, FL

Joint pain can drastically reduce your mobility and negatively affect your quality of life. The doctors at Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic in Port St. Lucie, Florida, have natural treatment options available to relieve your chronic pain without overprescribing pain medications. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn how chiropractic care can improve your health.

Joint Pain Q & A

Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic

How do joints work?

A joint refers to the areas in your body in which two bones come together. Joints connect your bones through cartilage or fibrous tissue.

Some of your joints can move because cartilage enables them to slide smoothly against each other, while other fibrous connective tissues fix other joints in place.

Joints are crucial to your everyday movement: There are 250 to 350 joints in your body. They’re located in high-mobility places such as your shoulders, knees, and hands, but they’re also present in your spine, ankles, feet, and skull.

What causes joint pain?

Joint pain is caused by damage and wear and tear on the body. There are usually three primary causes associated with joint pain: a significant trauma, repetitive use, or chemical factors from specific diets.

When joint damage occurs, it causes pain. Pain can vary in severity and happen in any area of your body. When it’s severe, joint pain can interfere with your mobility and impact your daily life.

A joint can become damaged for several reasons, including:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Gout
  • Strains, sprains, and injury
  • Lupus
  • Certain infectious diseases like influenza
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

How is joint pain treated?

The key to effectively treating joint pain is accurately diagnosing its cause.

Your doctor at Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic is specially trained to identify pain that may be the result of physical misalignment, injury, or overuse. The clinic also offers state-of-the-art laboratory testing, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Computerized tomography (CT), and standard X-ray studies on-site to assist with diagnosis.

When your injury is diagnosed, your doctor may recommend:

  • Chiropractic manipulation: manipulating vertebrae to improve or restore function
  • Massage therapy: working muscles and soft tissue of your body to improve blood flow, reduce pain and tension, and encourage relaxation
  • Spinal decompression: stretching and relaxing the spine to promote healing
  • Board-certified acupuncture: utilizing needles to stimulate specific points of the body to treat and relieve pain
  • Physical rehabilitation: restoring and enhancing ability through a personalized care plan

In addition to physical chiropractic care, your doctor may recommend nutritional and lifestyle changes to relieve your joint pain and improve your overall health.

Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about how Absolute Healthcare Advanced Chiropractic can effectively treat your joint pain without pain relievers and medication.