Degenerative Joint Disease New Jersey
At Northeast Spine and Wellness Center, we know that degenerative joint disease New Jersey residents suffer from can be incredibly impactful. For many, osteoarthritis can cause pain and change how a person may be able to function in their daily life. Our practitioners offer a range of treatment options to help patients return to as normal of functioning as possible. We aim to promote wellness, offer symptom relief, and more. As someone living with osteoarthritis, we know that you are looking for a solution that can provide you with relief, because of this, we have provided you with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we receive.
What is degenerative joint disease?
Degenerative joint disease, also called osteoarthritis, occurs when the cartilage between the joints begins to deteriorate. When the cartilage wears down over time, it can create friction between the joints as the bone will start to rub together. This can result in joint damage that causes pain and limits range of motion. While damage is irreversible, we can help you to manage symptoms and improve functioning.
What are the common symptoms of degenerative joint disease?
Joint pain from degenerative joint disease can be persistent and worsen over time if left untreated. In some cases, this condition may make it difficult to engage in physical activity; common symptoms include:
- Deformed Joints
- Joint Pain
- Limited Range of Motion
- Popping and Grinding Sensations
- Joint Inflammation
What are the common treatments for degenerative joint disease?
The process will first begin with diagnosing the condition by gathering historical information, diagnostic testing such as XRAYS and MRIS, and a physical examination. Once diagnosed with osteoarthritis, our New Jersey practitioners will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs. It may even be recommended that you receive a variety of treatments to manage the condition, including:
- Chiropractic Care
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Pain Medication
- Massage Therapy
- Lightforce Laser Therapy
What lifestyle changes can be made to help manage my symptoms?
In addition to treatments available, we might recommend making lifestyle changes to help manage your symptoms. Living a healthy lifestyle can help those suffering from osteoarthritis with relief. Incorporating daily exercise and eating a healthy, well-balanced diet can help ensure the body is getting the nutrients it needs while also assisting in weight loss.
How important is it that I seek care at Northeast Spine and Wellness Center?
Taking action early on can help to manage your condition. If you are noticing signs of osteoarthritis such as pain or swelling in the joints, it may be time to give us a call. We can provide you with optimal care that helps you to achieve the results that you deserve.
Our team at Northeast Spine and Wellness Center is dedicated to assisting our patients in achieving optimal health. We take a holistic approach to treatment by not just treating the pain but also the source of what ails you. To learn more about treatment options for degenerative joint disease at our New Jersey practice, call our office to schedule an appointment.