Arthritis is a condition in which repeated trauma has gradually degraded the joints including cartilage and bone. It mostly happens in weight bearing joints including cartilage and bone. It mostly happens in weight bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine. It is also common in the neck and hands.
Over time, degenerated joints may cause stiffness and strain the supporting muscle. This generally will lead to the body compensating consciously or not. Here the body will begin to develop bone spurs to protect the joints from excessive movement.
When there is a subluxation, there is always a bone in the spine that is fixed into position. When the subluxation is corrected, often time normal body movement will ensue. When there is no longer any need for extra joint protection, often times the bone will resorb as calcium into the blood stream.
If you suffer from arthritis, please call and schedule a consultation with your Gonstead chiropractor to see if you qualify for care.