Understanding Osteoporosis

Our bones are a living, changing part of our bodies. We continually lose old bone and make new. When we’re young, we make new bone faster than we lose old bone. We reach peak bone mass in our late 20s, and after that, we tend to lose more bone than we add. Over time, we […]

Understanding Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that can be hard to diagnose and hard to understand. Somewhere between 6 and 12 million Americans suffer from this disorder, but it still remains mysterious. What is fibromyalgia, and when should you ask your doctor about it? Symptoms of fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia has a list of symptoms that can be […]

The Different Types of Arthritis

Arthritis isn’t a single disease or condition. Instead, arthritis refers to pain, swelling, or inflammation of the joints, tissues around the joints, or connective tissues. More than 100 different types of arthritis exist. The most common symptoms of arthritis include pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion, but the exact symptoms depend on the type […]

Can You Cure Arthritis?

The Arthritis Foundation estimates that more than 50 million American adults, and 300,000 children, have arthritis. The word “arthritis” refers to more than 100 different joint diseases and conditions, and it’s a leading cause of disability in the United States. There’s no cure for most types of arthritis. You can manage the symptoms of arthritis, […]

5 Fast Arthritis Facts

Arthritis is a very common condition, but it’s often misunderstood. Here are a few arthritis facts to help you understand what arthritis is, and when you should talk to a doctor for joint pain. Arthritis is a general term Arthritis does not refer to a specific disease. There are more than 100 different types of […]

6 Ways You Can Improve Joint Health

A lot of us experience occasional stiffness in our joints as we get older. While there are a number of things that you can do to help keep your joints healthy, the best thing that you can do is schedule an appointment with a rheumatologist. Here are a few ways to improve joint health. Stay […]

What’s a DEXA Scan?

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 44 million Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis or low bone mass. That means that a majority of U.S. adults aged 50 and older are at an increased risk for injuries such as bone fractures. One of the ways that physicians determine bone density is a DEXA […]

10 Things You Might Not Know About Arthritis

Arthritis is very common, but it’s often misunderstood. Gaining a better understanding of the condition will help you know when to seek medical attention. Here are ten facts about arthritis that you might not know. Arthritis doesn’t refer to a single disease. More than 100 different diseases and conditions are included under the umbrella term “arthritis.” Arthritis […]

Should You See a Doctor for Joint Pain?

You roll out of bed in the morning and work your shoulder around until it stops hurting. You get up from your work desk and walk around every 30 minutes to relieve the stiffness in your knee.You’re one of the 52 million plus Americans who experience joint pain. There are many possible causes for joint […]

Can Chiropractic Help with Joint Pain?

There are over 100 different types of arthritis, all of which can cause pain and discomfort. Arthritis refers to pain or disease in the joints, and it can be as minor as some inconvenient discomfort, or it can be debilitating. It can affect men, women, and children of all ages, and is often a chronic […]