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Arthritis is NOT the problem?

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

How a Chiropractor in Vaughan Helps People with Arthritis and Restricted Mobility

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Let me tell you about Mr. Mike, who is 68 years old and has trouble walking.

Mr. Mike comes into our office and tells me he has back pain, tingling in his right leg, and has trouble walking.

Here’s the kicker. He says, “My family doctor told me a year ago I have arthritis.”

I hear this so many times. Patients tell me often, “I already know I have arthritis.”

What Mr. Mike has is osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, which is a wear-and-tear type of arthritis.

Here’s my issue when people tell me they already know they have arthritis.

Arthritis is Not the Problem!

I’m not saying that arthritis does not cause pain, discomfort, lack of mobility, and suffering, because it does.

What I’m saying is this…Arthritis is an indication of an underlying problem that has already existed for at for at least the past 20 years.

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How Chiropractic Helps People With Restricted Mobility Who Use a Cane, Walker, or Wheel Chair

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Chiropractor in Vaughan Explains Why People Who Depend on Canes, Walkers or Wheelchairs Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Maple, ON – May is National Mobility Awareness Month

Restricted Mobility - Chiropractor in VaughanRestricted mobility is a condition where a person has difficulty or challenges with walking and getting around. In many cases these people may require a mobility assisting device such as a cane, walker, wheel chair, or scooter.

It is reported that in Canada, about 8.5 million older adults (24%) use a mobility device such as a cane, walker, wheel chair, or scooter.

Keeping mobile and getting around is a fundamental freedom that all humans should enjoy for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, mobility is an essential requirement to optimal health and an optimal quality of life.

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