Painful osteoarthritis can make it difficult to walk, bend, or use your hands. Although medication can help reduce pain, taking pain killers can cause unpleasant side effects. Dr. Lezama offers a variety of chiropractic therapies that relieve arthritis pain naturally. For the past 12 years, the chiropractor has helped Brooklyn, NY, residents manage their neck pain, back problems, and joint pain.
The wear and tear on your body damages the cartilage at the ends of your bones. When cartilage begins to wear down, the bones in your joints rub together, causing arthritis pain. Chiropractors not only treat joint pain but also help you achieve maximum movement in your joints, which can help prevent stiffness. Chiropractic treatment also helps decrease muscle spasms that can accompany joint pain and strengthens muscles. When your muscles are stronger, it’s easier for them to support your joints.
In addition to spinal manipulation, Dr. Lezama may perform other types of treatment that will reduce joint pain and increase mobility, such as massage, trigger point therapy, or ultrasound treatment. Movement is the key to preventing osteoarthritis symptoms from worsening. Although it may be painful initially, moving helps loosen the joints and can decrease pain.
Dr. Lezama and his staff will teach you a series of exercises and stretches that can help you overcome stiffness and keep moving. He may also recommend that you make changes to your diet and take glucosamine, a nutritional supplement that can help reduce the pain of mild to moderate osteoarthritis.
Are you tired of dealing with painful osteoarthritis symptoms? Call Dr. Lezama at (718) 629-4020and find out how chiropractic treatment can ease your pain. You’ll find detailed information about the services he offers on his website or Facebook page.