Introduction to Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common sources of pain we provide treatment for at Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic office. Our treatments are holistic and non-addictive, but in order for patients to get the best results, they should know more about how osteoarthritis works.
Arthritis is inflammation of tissues in and surrounding the joints. While rheumatoid arthritis is a result of an immune system disorder, osteoarthritis is caused by ordinary wear and tear. Specifically, osteoarthritis causes back pain when the cartilage which separates the joints of the spine breaks down. This allows the bones to rub against each other and become misshapen or experience tiny fractures. Broken off bone splinters floating nearby in the body can result in inflammation.
People are more likely to suffer from osteoarthritis after they have been still for a long time or during times of low atmospheric pressure, such as before a storm. It is different from degenerative disc disease, in which the spinal discs break down, but it often appears in the same people. This suggests a common genetic or lifestyle cause. Besides offering patients advice on better living, we can also treat their pain with spinal adjustments.
Dr. Maryam Jafarieh’s chiropractic clinic is at 1515 East Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334. To schedule an appointment, visit Ft Lauderdale Chiropractic or call 954-229-1995.