Treating Chronic Joint Pain with Vibration Therapy
According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 54 million American adults suffer from arthritis. It continues to be a leading cause of disability in the world with over 350 million people affected by it. Arthritis is a condition that causes pain in the joints, making them stiff and swollen.
Osteoarthritis: The Most Common Chronic Joint Pain in America
There are different types of arthritis, the most common form being osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects approximately 27 million Americans and causes pain in the lower back and neck, knees, finger and toe joints, and hips.
Osteoarthritis can develop due to aging and the regular wear and tear of joints, which causes the cartilage between the joints to deteriorate. The cartilage helps the joints to glide over each other; so as it wears away, joints start to scrape together, resulting in pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Osteoarthritis can also develop due to other medical conditions like hemophilia, avascular necrosis, and other forms of arthritis like gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
NSAIDs vs. Vibration Therapy
People suffering from arthritis usually take prescription NSAIDs to alleviate their symptoms. The medicine prevents the secretion of prostaglandins—the hormone that causes inflammation in the joints.
However, prescription NSAIDs can lead to undesirable side-effects like nausea, abdominal pain, headache, and insomnia. The medicine can also leave you susceptible to bleeding ulcers, heart disease, and alimentary perforations.
An alternative to NSAIDs is the relatively new vibration therapy—this treatment naturally reduces pain and swelling without the use of medication. The therapy boosts production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—a chemical that supplies energy to cells for normal functioning.
As the treatment increases the production of ATP, cells can remove toxic waste from the blood more efficiently and effectively. As the accumulation of toxins decreases, the inflammation reduces and joints can move more freely and without pain. Cells function more healthily when they’re abundantly supplied with necessary nutrients that help reduce arthritic pain.
Take Help from a Reliable Chiropractor
At Shelby County Chiropractic by Dr. James Stapleton DC, we offer one of the best vibration therapies in Kentucky that stimulate 100% of your muscle fibers. Book an appointment with us and allow our experienced practitioners to help you!