Instant arthritis pain relief can happen!
Continuing in the vain from the last blog about having a complete and accurate diagnosis I wanted to illustrate what this means in real terms.
The reality is that many sufferers of Arthritis (especially Osteoarthritis but other forms of Arthrits too) suffer needlessly. In these cases their pain may be caused from other factors and not from the arthritic changes.
When this is the case we will treat the ‘other causes’ of the pain and this in turn will often result in an instant improvement in movement and a reduction of pain. From the patients perspective it is a miracle but in reality we are addressing a simple issue that may have caused some or all of their pain.
Very often the muscles associated with the joint are responsible for pain that is felt in and around the joint. A great example of this was found in the following case;
Arthrits pain relief in action
A middle aged farmer came to see me with severe neck pain and headaches. He was advised to stop work and find a less physical job due to the degree of Arthritis seen in his neck on X-ray. Medications were having very little benefit and due to inactivity he was also putting on weight. When I examined him he had severe spasms of his neck muscles and reducing the spasm resulted in immediate relief of pain. It turned out that all his pain was a result of the muscle spasm and dealing with that resulted a resolution of his pain.
A large proportion of Arthritis sufferers I see have pain that they can reduce or resolve. It begs the question of course, is it really arthritis pain relief or is it relieving other causes of pain? Regardless what is more important is… are you suffering needlessly?