That’s the message from the non-profit Foundation for Chiropractic Progress.
The foundation cites a recent article in the journal Rheumatology that explores the increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine — including chiropractic care — over lifestyle modification and drug treatment, for the relief of arthritis pain.
“Doctors of chiropractic are trained in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis,” said Gerard Clum, DC, the foundation’s spokesperson. Dr. Clum referenced the opinion of rheumatologist Nathan Wei, MD, who noted that in many cases chiropractors are more knowledgeable about the musculoskeletal system than other health care providers.
“The evidence-based, hands-on care provided by a DC helps to significantly relieve arthritic symptoms, such as joint pain and swelling, and improve range of motion, endurance and muscle tone and strength,” Dr. Clum added.
Among the complementary and alternative medicine options available, chiropractic care has been documented as one of the most popular among consumers, according to research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Despite the evidence, many of the nearly 50 million people nationwide who suffer from arthritis still opt for prescription medication and surgical procedures, which often result in less desirable and, in some cases, adverse outcomes.
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