Rheumatoid Arthritis affects about one percent of our population, at least two million Americans have definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis. The natural course of rheumatoid arthritis is quite remarkable, in that less than one percent of people with the disease have a spontaneous remission. Rheumatoid Arthritis can be deadlier than even Heart Disease
There is also an increased mortality rate with this disease. The five year survival rate of patients with more than 30 joints involved is approximately 50%.
Previous research showed that there was an average loss of 18 years of life in patients who had developed arthritis before the age of 50.
Crucial Lifestyle Changes to Follow
Eliminating sugar, especially fructose and most grains. For many, this includes limiting fruit to smaller quantities.
Eating unprocessed, high quality foods, organic and locally grown when possible.
Eating your food as close to raw as possible
Getting high quality animal-based omega-3 fats.
Incorporating regular exercise into your daily schedule.
Physical Therapy for Arthritis
Low Level Laser Therapy – also known as Cold Laser Therapy. Low laser therapy uses wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation pain and speed healing up the process.
Hot & Cold Therapy – heat increases circulation and dilates blood vessels while reducing muscle spasms. Increased circulation is helpful promoting the healing process. Cold therapy, on the other hand constricts the blood vessels in order to calm inflammation and ease pain.
Electrotherapy – electrical stimulation is another passive physical therapy technology used to promote healing, using a TENS device (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), electrotherapy helps the body by boosting circulation, calming inflammation and helping the body to release natural painkilling chemicals in the brain.
Traction – traction is most commonly used to relieve painful pressure place on spinal nerves due to arthritis affecting the joints of the spine.
If you are suffering from Arthritis contact our Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation facility to see how we can help. Our office has helped many who had been suffering from arthritis with our advanced treatment options and multidisciplinary care.