Chiropractic and Arthritis
Arthritis can cause disability, pain and ruined quality of life. Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common type affecting about 80% of the U.S. population.
Why is this happening? Can we prevent OA? The major cause of osteoarthritis is long-term vertebral subluxations. Chiropractors specialize in analyzing the spine for, and eliminating (adjusting), subluxations. This can not only prevent osteoarthritis but has even been able to reverse it (considered impossible by medicine).
Everyone with OA needs chiropractic care so as to avoid prescription drugs as much as possible.
And speaking of drugs for arthritis…
Dangerous Arthritis drugs
From the NY Times: “Merck stonewalled for years over the safety of its popular arthritis drug, Vioxx, only to yank it from the market when a convincing study found it raised the risk of cardiovascular problems…Pfizer’s best-selling arthritis drug, Celebrex, more than doubled or tripled the risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths, depending on the dosage.”
And that’s not all…
Increased Heart Attacks, Strokes in Patients Taking naproxen (Aleve):
A study testing whether Celebrex or Naproxen would reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease was halted when it was noticed that patients taking naproxen (Aleve), had 50% more heart attacks or strokes than patients taking placebo. Naproxen, an over-the-counter pain reliever, has been on the market for nearly 30 years.