Chiropractic Care For Bursitis

by Administrator 12. March 2012 10:30

Bursitis, as the name suggests, is the inflammation of the ‘bursa’. The bursa is a connective tissue that is located between the bones, muscles and tendons. This tissue is made of several sacs filled with a lubricating fluid known as synovial fluid, which provides cushioning to the bones. The term bursa is derived from the Latin world for purse, due to the purse-like appearance of this tissue. Bursae are present all over the body, with the body having a total of 160 bursae. When the bursae around any joint get inflamed, movement in that joint becomes painful and restricted.

  • Symptoms:
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Fever
  • Restrained movement
  • Increased temperature around the affected joint

Causes:
The two major causes of bursitis are infection and injury. However, it can also be caused as the result of an underlying health condition like gout, scleroderma, or rheumatoid arthritis.

Chiropractic care:

Chiropractic treatment has been found effective in alleviating the symptoms of the disease, identifying its underlying cause, and completely curing it. When combined with other precautions like the use of icepacks, rest to the joint, protection of the affected area etc., this treatment completely eradicates the use of conventional medication like painkillers or steroids, which have several side-effects.

The treatment does not merely focus on the affected area, but instead employs an overall window of treatment. According to chiropractic principles, the root-cause of every disease lies in the misalignment of the spine. By correcting this, the disease can be treated to a significant extent, depending on its intensity. In case of bursitis, which starts as a mild disorder, the beginning of chiropractic treatment can stop the progress of the disease, and cure it completely.

Along with focusing on the key concerns of pain management, facilitation of movement, and reduction of inflammation, the chiropractic treatment of bursitis also focuses on other major health aspects that are affected by the disease. The principal one of these is the distortion of posture. When any of our body’s joints is affected, it has a direct impact on the way we walk, as we unconsciously try to avoid applying pressure on that joint. This has a long-term effect on our posture, which ultimately results in other secondary problems like back ache. Chiropractic treatment, by addressing the problem of incorrect posture, keeps us safe from a variety of complications, while also working on bursitis.

To know more about chiropractic care and its benefits, visit us at Corrective chiropractic and Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at (254) 698-1600.

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