A doctor examining a woman to determine whether she has arthritis.According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis. This makes arthritis the leading cause of disability in the United States and the numbers only continue to rise. The good news is arthritis is very treatable and that is why it is important to understand the different types and how chiropractic care can be used to treat them. Dr. Dreher has the tools and experience to effectively improve the quality of life of those suffering from arthritis.

The Two Most Common Types of Arthritis



Also referred to as degenerative joint disease, this type of arthritis is described as a breakdown of the cartilage at the end of a bone that forms a joint.

Common symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • joint pain
  • morning stiffness lasting less than 30 minutes
  • swelling
  • decreased flexibility
  • bone spurs

Rheumatoid Arthritis

This type of arthritis is an inflammatory disorder where the immune system attacks the bodies own tissues.

Common symptoms include:

  • joint pain
  • morning stiffness lasting longer than 30 minutes
  • tender, warm, swollen joints
  • fatigue
  • rheumatoid nodules near joints


Chiropractic Treatment for Arthritis

  • Spinal adjustments. Our chiropractor will locate misalignments in the spine and various other regions of the body and apply a small force to the joint for proper realignment. This also increases range of motion within the joint which is often restricted due to arthritis.
  • Ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound can be used as more than just an imaging modality. Ultrasound can provide a massaging effect when applied to soft tissues and joints, which can decrease inflammation, stiffness, and relieve pain.
  • Therapeutic exercises and stretches. Our chiropractor in Round Rock will instruct you on certain exercises and stretches to perform in and out of the office. The purpose of the exercises and stretches is to help build strength and improve range of motion within the joints.


Get Relief From Your Arthritis Today!

If you have been affected by one of many types of arthritis, our Round Rock chiropractor will be happy to provide a free consultation to determine whether you are a candidate for chiropractic care.  You can reach us by calling 512-906-2682, or book an appointment online today!

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