3.85 million Australians suffer from arthritis pain and stiffness. This means that 1 out of 5 Australians are arthritis sufferers (Access Economics 2007 and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare) Unfortunately the drugs used to treat arthritis can cause a number of unwanted side effects, including ulcers.
Fortunately, if you or your family member is an arthritis sufferer, your doctor at Hinterland Chiropractic can help you find drug-free relief by promoting optimal spinal alignment, which helps keeps affected joints in tip-top shape.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis is common but also commonly misunderstood. It is not a single disease, but a catchall term that refers to joint pain or disease. In fact there are more than 100 kinds of arthritis and related conditions. Continue Reading →
If you are experiencing a dull pain, swelling in your joints, or a looming feeling of stiffness after resting, if your joints frequently make a creaking or crunching sound for no apparent reason, then chances are you have osteoarthritis (OA).
Osteoarthritis is a progressive condition that often results in cartilage and joint damage.
Left untreated and without proper management, osteoarthritis eventually wears the affected cartilage down. When this happens, the bones rub together which results in a persisting painful sensation that ultimately limits your range of motion and your ability to move freely.
While many people think that developing osteoarthritis is a natural part of aging, your Chiropractor Gold Coast explains why this isn’t necessarily the case.
Even after multiple studies, researchers are still unable to fully comprehend the faulty mechanism behind osteoarthritis. Experts, however, were able to tell that there are specific factors that account for an increased risk of developing the disease. Continue Reading →
Arthritis is Australia’s number one most crippling disease and the most common chronic disease in people over 40. Arthritis affects over 3.85 million Australians or 18% of the population and by 2050, 7 million Australians will suffer from arthritis. The total cost of arthritis to the Australian economy was estimated to be $23.9 billion by Access Economics in 2007. Arthritis generally afflicts people between the ages of 20 and 50, but can affect all ages, even infants. The average age of onset is 47 and about three out of every five people with arthritis are under 65 years of age. Continue Reading →