Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis Greenville NC

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Janice Daugherty
(252) 744-4611
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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ECU Physicians - Family Medicine
(252) 744-4611
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC
Services
Women's Health, Weight Management, Supplements, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Geriatrics, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Auriculotherapy, Acupuncture
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Alternative Health Care Center
(910) 392-3770
4706 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
 
Back Pain Clinic II Pennsylvania
(828) 254-1099
7 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC
 
Massage Works of Greenville & Kinston
(252) 916-5675
104 East Victoria Court
Greenville , NC
Specialty
Therapeutic massage
Professional Memberships
AMTA

Susan Ehrlich
(252) 353-4968
2314-B Executive Circle
Greenville, NC
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Alternative Health Care at the Christal Fountain
(252) 439-4377
610 Lynndale Court
Greenville, NC
 
Braun Aleta Certified Reflexologist
(252) 355-5750
710 Cromwell Drive
Greenville, NC
 
Back Pain Accident & Rehabilitation Center
(252) 355-5115
3100 South Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC
 
Sara T Prescott, LMBT NC Lic#06410
(252) 714-8480
Greenville, NC
Greenville, NC
Specialty
Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
Gender
female
Education
AAS in Therapeutic Massage

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Natural Treatment Options for Arthritis

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   
 

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions involving damage (inflammation) to the joints of the body. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in people older than fifty-five years.  A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. A joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of one or more joints.

Who is Affected by Arthritis?

Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults. Approximately 350 million people worldwide have arthritis. Nearly 40 million persons in the United States are affected by arthritis, including over a quarter million children!

More than 21 million Americans have osteoarthritis.

Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.

More than half of those with arthritis are under 65 years of age. Nearly 60% of Americans with arthritis are women. 

Treatment Goals

The goals of arthritis treatment are to:

  • Decrease arthritis symptoms
  • Slow progression of the disease
  • Prevent or minimize joint damage and deformities
  • Maintain joint function
  • Preserve mobility and range-of-motion
Treatment Options 

An effective arthritis treatment regimen can help manage the disease and minimize discomfort and worsening of the disease.

There are many different treatment options, and not all treatment options work the same for everyone or the different variants of the disease.  Over time, it is not uncommon to try several different treatments and change a treatment plan. Finding the best treatment for  can be a long process.

Natural Treatments

Some people are more interested in natural treatments than traditional medications. If you prefer a natural approach to treating arthritis, it's still imperative that you tell your doctor what you are taking or what you want to try. There are many natural treatment options, also referred to as alternative treatments, which are popular but not fully endorsed for effectiveness and safety. Be aware.

  • Acupuncture / Acupressure
  • Biofeedback
  • Chiropractic
  • Magnets
  • Massage
  • Supplements such as fish oil, glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

Complementary Medicine

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