Chiropractor in Mount Pleasant, SC

Neck Arthritis: Why Your Daily Habits Might Be to Blame

Bottom Line:
Arthritis is defined as the breakdown of the cartilage around your joints, and this condition can
develop anywhere in your body.

Neck arthritis is quite common.

Arthritis is actually a normal part of the aging process.

Some of the most common symptoms associated with arthritis (including neck arthritis) are joint
pain, stiffness, swelling, and a limited range of motion.

There’s good news.

While arthritis is normal and natural, the decisions we make each day can dramatically impact
how likely it is to become more of a problem for us as we move up in years.

Why it Matters:
Thinning discs, bone spurs, and other arthritic changes naturally occur as we age.
These can be caused by injury, lifestyle factors, and, not surprisingly, gravity. And many people who are diagnosed with arthritis believe they are destined for a life of pain.

That isn’t true.
You can manage and even mitigate many of the perceived challenges of arthritis – including
neck arthritis – by making positive decisions for your spinal health each and every day.

Here are 3 ways to stay proactive and reduce the effects of arthritis:
1. Perform stretches and exercises that foster a balance of strength and flexibility daily.
2. Employ ergonomic strategies like keeping your monitor at eye level while working at your
computer.
3. Follow a diet that limits inflammatory foods that can contribute to pain and chronic
inflammation.

Next Steps:
There is no “magic bullet” to prevent arthritis but making those small changes to your daily
habits can absolutely help you minimize your risk of experiencing arthritis pain.
It’s estimated that most habits form after about 60 days.
Can you commit to following the 3 healthy habits above for the next 60 days?
Absolutely.

We know you can!
And if you’re experiencing any of the common arthritis symptoms we mentioned – especially if
it’s neck arthritis or low back arthritis – be sure to give us a call

Close to home chiropractic care for arthritis in [your city / town] may be just what you need.

Our caring and expert team will take a look at what’s going on and work together with you to
restore your range of motion and ease the symptoms, naturally.

Science Source(s):
Osteoarthritis. University of Maryland Medical Center. 2007.
Arthritis. Mayo Clinic. 2021.
The Ultimate Arthritis Diet. Arthritis Foundation. 2021.

Mount Pleasant Neck & Back is an essential business per guidance from government officials.

As such, our practice is open and we are here to provide essential services to our community. We have increased our cleaning and sanitization procedures, increased time between appointments for social distancing with the goal of only 1 patient in the office at any time, and exceed personal hygiene recommendations. We hope you continue to heed advice from local officials and stay healthy during this unprecedented time.

Call us today at 843-881-7797 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.