Natural Rheumatoid And Osteoarthritis Treatment in Wheat Ridge CO

Natural Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis Treatment

Most people think being diagnosed with arthritis is a life-long sentence of joint pain – but there is hope! Chiropractic care is extremely successful in managing the most common form of the disease, osteoarthritis. Our Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can also provide natural pain relief and management of symptoms for people also suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

If you deal with joint pain, joint inflammation, stiffness or decreased range of motion please schedule an exam to meet with our chiropractor by calling our office in Wheat Ridge at 720-573-4910. He will perform a thorough medical history followed by an exam on your spine and joints. Once he knows the extent of your osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis he can offer several treatment options.

Poor posture


Poor ergonomics

Rheumatoid arthritis

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic spinal adjustments

soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue therapy

therapeutic exercise

Therapeutic Exercise

These are the two most common arthritic conditions:
Poor ergonomics


Mechanical wear and tear of the joint cartilage, commonly caused by spinal and joint misalignments. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. Symptoms of osteoarthritis vary in severity from painful, stiff, creaking joints, mild disc degeneration and smaller bone spurs to severe degeneration of the spine and discs where the bones have fused together.

Poor ergonomics

Rheumatoid arthritis

Diagnosed by performing a blood test, rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks itself. The pain, swelling, stiffness and joint deformity can be managed with a team approach between our chiropractor and your rheumatologist.

Chiropractic treatment can provide welcome pain relief, increase range of motion and boost energy for these conditions:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic Adjustment

Osteoarthritis is caused by long-standing undiagnosed spinal misalignments. Dr. Al Simeone’s gentle & precise spinal adjustments realign vertebrae relieving pressure on intervertebral discs, alleviating nerve pressure and pain. For individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, spinal adjustments improve the body’s overall function by optimizing the nervous system to better regulate the immune system.

soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy reduces soft tissue inflammation and alleviates pain allowing your body to release endorphins and improving circulation to speed the healing process.

Chiropractic adjustments

Therapeutic Exercise

It is important for individuals suffering from joint problems like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis to safely maintain as active of a lifestyle as they can. Building core strength that is important for maintaining proper posture on a daily basis. Our chiropractor, Dr. Al Simeone can recommend and teach you these exercises which can offer relief and help you improve your range of motion.

FAQ for Rheumatoid/Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the cartilage breaking down between your joints. Patients with osteoarthritis experience decreased range of motion, pain and joint deformity.

What are the most common types of arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Other forms of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, and gout.

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

Your symptoms will be different based on the type of arthritis you have. The common symptoms of arthritis are pain and stiffness in one or more joints.

What causes osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a mechanical issue where there is an acute trauma or chronic repetitive stress placed on the joint. Eventually, the joints with excess stress will break down causing osteoarthritis.

How many adults in the United States have arthritis?

It is estimated that 58.5 million adults in the United States have arthritis. Experts believe that this number is going to grow over time.

Can children get arthritis?

Yes, it is possible for children to have arthritis. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common type of arthritis found in children. It is also known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Can I prevent arthritis?

Yes, there are multiple ways to prevent arthritis. Just like you can prevent cavities by brushing your teeth and regular dental check-ups, you can prevent arthritis by receiving chiropractic treatment. Other ways to prevent arthritis include maintaining a healthy weight, preventing joint injuries and not smoking.

What should I do if I think I have arthritis?

Chiropractic care is recommended for patients with arthritis to maintain the current health of your joints and to prevent further degeneration. Just because you have arthritis does not mean you cannot live a pain free and highly functional life.

How is osteoarthritis diagnosed?

The gold standard for diagnosing osteoarthritis is by using X-ray to see the severity and location of the arthritis.

How is arthritis treated?

Chiropractic care is recommended to maintain the structural alignment of the most important joining in your body, the spine. Our chiropractor can also treat osteoarthritis in other joints of the body. Our goal is to minimize and resolve your pain, improve your range of motions and quality of life.

What can I do to manage my arthritis?

You can manage your arthritis by utilizing chiropractic care, maintaining a healthy weight, eating nutrient dense foods, staying hydrated, and not smoking.

Can I exercise with arthritis?

Yes, there are many activities that are good for people with arthritis. This includes swimming and other low impact exercises like walking.

Does being overweight affect arthritis?

Yes, excess stress from being overweight will affect arthritic joints. It is important to maintain a healthy weight if you have arthritis.
If you suffer from any type of arthritis in Wheat Ridge, please Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor