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What you may or may not know...

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    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing Drug-Free Management of Arthritis
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing What is Arthritis?
      • The term arthritis encompasses a range of conditions affecting the joints
      • Arthritis is a painful condition that can interfere with quality of life
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing The Dangers of Painkillers Painkillers may provide temporary relief but carry many potential risks:
      • Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is linked to hypertension, and overdose causes liver failure
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing The Dangers of Painkillers
      • NSAIDs can cause peptic ulcers and increased danger of heart attack
      • Opioids commonly cause constipation, nausea and drowsiness and are highly addictive 
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing Chiropractic and Arthritis Chiropractic can ease arthritis by relieving pain from other disorders 
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing Chiropractic and Arthritis Chiropractors treat vertebral subluxations , spinal dysfunctions that can cause musculoskeletal pain.
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing Chiropractic and Arthritis
      • A recent study shows chiropractic care helps arthritis patients
      • 250 osteoarthritis patients got moist heat therapy alone or plus chiropractic over several weeks
      • The chiropractic group experienced faster and more pain reduction, better range of motion, and more ease in daily living activities 
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing More Ways to Fight Arthritis
      • reducing joint pain and stiffness
      • strengthening muscles around joints
      • increasing flexibility and endurance
      • counteracting inflammation
      Regular cardiovascular, resistance, and stretching exercises also relieve symptoms of arthritis by:
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing More Ways to Fight Arthritis
      • A balanced diet supports overall wellness & deters complications related to obesity
      • Poor vitamin intake can hasten progression of osteoarthritis
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing More Ways to Fight Arthritis
      • Helpful supplements for arthritis include:
      • glucosamine suplhate
      • diacerein
      • green tea
      • ginger
      • turmeric
    • © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing More Ways to Fight Arthritis
      • Other promising therapies include:
      • massage
      • acupuncture
      • transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
      • For more on drug-free management of arthritis, please pick up a copy of the corresponding OHU handouts.
      • Look to the OHUs for citations to research on this topic.
      • Share the OHU handouts with friends, family, co-workers, etc. Just let us know how many you need.
      © Copyright 2010 Preventicare® Publishing Pick up a Copy of the OHU