Osteoarthritis, or OA, also called degenerative joint disease, is the most common arthritis of all; almost everyone over age 50 has a touch of it. As one text says, "It is almost as inevitable...as graying of the hair." In many people it causes pain, and in some it causes partial or even total incapacitation.

OA is considered the result of too much joint stress that creates wear and tear on the bones. It's often a sign that the spinal column is unbalanced. Bone growths called "lipping" and "spurring," which are the signs of OA, may be a body defense - the body is trying to strengthen an area by building up more bone. Sometimes the bony growth may compress nerves, cause pain and affect the health of internal organs.

Chiropractors have for years claimed that chiropractic care can reverse some of the effects of osteoarthritis-something previously considered impossible.

Bony misalignments weaken your nervous system, stress the immune system, put the body in a weakened state and can set the stage for sicknesses and diseases of all kinds - arthritis included. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate and free the body from this potentially crippling disease.

For over a century, chiropractors have observed positive changes and improvement in arthritis in many of their arthritic patients.

Along with removing bony misalignments, you may need to change your eating habits, lose weight, quit smoking, exercise and deal with emotional stress differently. Search out the most natural, conservative methods of chiropractic first. The body has a wisdom that far exceeds our own. It can cure diseases that have no known cure. It has done so in arthritis cases where the disease simply disappears.

Consult your local chiropractor or the number listed below to start helping you today.

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