The experienced team at Restorative Spine & Joint has more than 15 years of experience providing natural and noninvasive solutions to arthritis pain to improve your quality of life. Learn about treatment options for arthritis in Santa Maria by calling the office or scheduling a visit online.
Arthritis IN Santa Maria
Arthritis is a general term for more than 100 conditions that cause joint pain and dysfunction. Other symptoms include redness, swelling, and stiffness in the involved joints. Arthritis can affect individual joints or joints throughout your body, including your knees, wrists, shoulders, spine, and feet.
Arthritis has different types that are categorized based on the cause of your symptoms. Arthritis types include:
- Degenerative (aka Osteoarthritis): Result of wear and tear.
- Inflammatory: Caused by high levels of inflammation.
- Infectious: Occurs when a joint becomes infected.
- Metabolic: Result of metabolic deposits in the joints.
To diagnose arthritis, the team begins with a consultation and exam to understand your symptoms, the function of your joints, and any associated trauma. During the exam, the team measures the range of motion of your joints and assesses the function of the surrounding muscles and nerves.
Based on your exam, the team explains your diagnosis and treatment options to reduce your arthritis symptoms and associated joint dysfunction.
WHAT ARE THE BEST TREATMENTS AVAILABLE?
Treatment for arthritis depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your condition. In most cases, the team recommends conservative methods to manage pain and improve the function of your joints. Conservative methods include chiropractic care, rehab, and lifestyle strategies like losing weight or avoiding foods that cause flare-ups. Additionally, non-surgical medical treatments for arthritis has shown dramatic results for many patients.
The team aims to help you avoid taking medications long-term or requiring an invasive joint replacement surgery and lengthy recovery process. Most conservative methods can improve your quality of life and improve the function of your joints without the need for other procedures or medications.