There are many different types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment will depend on an accurate diagnosis which may involve X-rays and/or blood studies. Whether you choose to use natural medicine exclusively, or in conjunction with conventional medicine, the doctor will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan in order to best treat your particular type of arthritis.
Joint and soft tissue manipulation is often very helpful in relieving the aches and pains of most forms of arthritis.Other treatment options may include ultrasound or electrical muscle stimulation, cold laser therapy, acupuncture, therapeutic exercises, and massage therapy & myofascial release techniques. These procedures, combined with nutritional & herbal medicine, and/or homeopathy constitute a comprehensive, holistic approach.
Once significant improvement is made, most of our patients are able to work with their prescribing physicians to gradually wean themselves off of any drugs they may be using, as appropriately indicated.