Arthritis and Degeneration Diagnosis and Treatment
Arthritis seems to be the diagnosis that anyone with joint pain is labeled with in today’s healthcare system. But in reality, this term simply means “inflammation of the joints”, and there is so much more to be investigated when our joints are painful and inflamed! While an anti-inflammatory diet is a great place to start by avoiding sugar and gluten, this often only scratches the surface of inflammatory-driven processes in our bodies. Did you know that we can now use a specialized test – a comprehensive stool analysis – to identify certain strains of bacteria like Klebsiella species, Proteus mirabilis, and Yersinia that are commonly known to promote inflammation in the joints? Even moreso, these strains are associated with rheumatoid arthritis, which should be managed like an autoimmune condition. There is definitely more to your joint pain than wear and tear, and while traditional chiropractic can help, we need to identify all of the triggers driving joint inflammation in order to bring you back to optimal health!