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How can you slow down arthritis?

Arthritis limits normal joint motion and creates painful bone spurs. Is there a natural method for preventing and slowing down this phenomena?

Bone spurs (osteophytes) are bony projections that form off of bones in and along joints, and are often seen with arthritis. Bone spurs can limit joint motion and can cause joint pain. Bone spurs form when the body tries to increase the surface area of the joint to better distribute weight across a joint surface that has been damaged by arthritis. To slow formation and alleviate symptoms, it has been shown that joint motion improves nutrition to the tissue and maintains the health of the joint.  

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Chiropractic care focuses on maintaining proper spinal alignment and function.  Proper alignment and movement prevents the onset of arthritis, slows down the progression of arthritis and can offer pain relief from degenerative joints that are limited in their motion.

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Lisa Cohen January 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM
thanks for this article...i teach yoga classes (and private sessions as well) in the neighborhood that may be therapeutic support for your patients...and they are affordable and fun too...feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss some collaboration some time. will share this article....
Dr. Andy Vantreese January 23, 2013 at 03:26 PM
Thanks Lisa. Yoga is great and I am a huge advocate. It is such a natural complement to what I do. I am always looking for partners in health. Check out my website sometime www.DecaturChiro.com and I will be in touch.
Lisa Cohen January 23, 2013 at 05:36 PM
thanks and i just connected with you on facebook as well! namaste~lisa (pranalisa.com)

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