Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans to varying degrees. It is a very common condition, but one that people are generally misinformed about. It affects the joints and manifests itself through disfigurement, pain, swelling and loss of mobility. For millions of us the effects of arthritis can be life changing. As mobility becomes impaired and the pain associated with it increases, we develop a more sedentary lifestyle to avoid the, sometimes acute, discomfort of normal movement. This change of lifestyle is not the answer and, in fact, can bring a whole new litany of other problems, in a downward spiral.
Traditional medicine has generally failed to come to grips with arthritis, often prescribing drugs such as cortisone, which can cause more damage to the body than they cure. Unfortunately, medical doctors find what has been called, in their circles, a miracle cure for something and then they use it for everyone. This is true with cortisone. The fact is that not everyone is the same.
Cortisone is a very controversial drug that, while easing symptoms for some people can exacerbate in others and has potentially abject side effects in a large percentage of users. Alternative cures or reliefs for arthritis are quite widely marketed but this is a problem too. A miracle product to alleviate the pain of arthritis is very appealing to a sufferer. But many of these products are completely useless, and others, while helpful to some people, may worsen the condition for others.
The way to help arthritis sufferers is to deal with them individually, not collectively, as everyone is different. By a series of questions and non-invasive tests, it’s possible for us to recommend ways to reduce the problem. There is no known cure for arthritis, so the best we can aim for is to improve the quality of life for those suffering from this potentially debilitating condition. An initial consultation will allow us to correctly assess your individual condition, severity and needs. Then we can work together to develop an appropriate program to ease your symptoms and increase your quality of life.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person due to lifestyle, healthy eating, body type and dedication to the program. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.