Arthritis, Osteoarthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis is a wear and tear disease of the joints. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, people who suffer from DJD and other types of arthritic conditions often have misaligned joints causing abnormal stress. This stress year after year will prematurely wear the cartilage of joints out, creating decreased joint spacing, bone spurs, and ultimately arthritis. Specific chiropractic techniques and physical therapy modalities will relieve the pain caused from arthritis by restoring the normal motion of the joint and healing the soft tissue. It is important to catch arthritis early to stop further progression. The chiropractic adjustment will keep the arthritic joints moving better, thereby reducing the stress placed on the bones and cartilage. Sport & Spinal Rehab has an on-site x-ray machine where Dr. Nevel can evaluate your joints and determine the best course of care.
Sport & Spinal Rehab is unique because we utilize a combination of chiropractic (to restore normal joint motion), physical therapy (to aid in strength, flexibility and pain relief), massage therapy (to eliminate muscle spasm), and nutritional supplementation (to reduce pain and inflammation and build cartilage). All of these therapies combined aid in the natural healing of arthritic disease. Our Jupiter chiropractor may also offer suggestions for certain treatments at home or behavior modification. These treatments and behavior suggestions may include use of heat or ice at home, use of certain pillows or mattresses, or home rehabilitation exercises.
Sport & Spinal Rehab has an on-site x-ray machine where Dr. Nevel can evaluate your arthritis and determine the best course of care. Dr. Nevel treats arthritis of the spine and extremities. He is a certified chiropractic extremities practitioner (CCEP) as well as a sports chiropractor (CCSP) and has advanced knowledge of arthritic conditions.