May 14, 2019 -- Arthritis―a
disease that impacts more than 50 million Americans.
Every year, the number of
children and adults affected by arthritis grows, making it the No. 1 cause of
disability in our country.
May is recognized
as National Arthritis Awareness Month. While there is currently no cure for most kinds of
arthritis, there are many available therapies, including
chiropractic care, to help treat and manage the pain associated with the disease.
is proud to be a silver sponsor of this year’s Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to
Cure Arthritis in St. Louis. The event will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 from
6:30 to 9 p.m. at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, Mo.
to register or donate.
Logan Professor D. Robert Kuhn, DC, DACBR, ART®,
says eliminating or reducing challenges to a person’s system is
important. “Eating less pro-inflammatory food and drink, getting plenty of
sleep, and staying active are all helpful,” he said.
Adding nutritional support specifically rich in
calcium, magnesium and trace minerals can also provide relief, says Logan
Professor Brian Snyder, DC. This, he said, with the addition of lifestyle
changes that keep patients moving through normal daily activities as well as
low impact exercise, all aid in pain management.
Dr. Kuhn said for many who experience rheumatoid
arthritis (RA), which causes inflammation in the joints, chiropractic care can
be used to
treat the affected joints with gentle mobilizing techniques
during remission periods. He notes that direct treatment of the affected joints
during periods of exacerbation should be avoided.
the Arthritis Foundation’s website
for find more information about additional treatment options.