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Arthritis Center Somerville

Unlike osteoarthritis which is more of a wearing down of joints, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is when the body’s immune system sees our own tissues as foreign and attacks them like it would a bacteria that didn’t belong in our bodies. This process creates inflammation in the lining of our joints and affects many regions of the body. RA is commonly found in the wrists/hands, as well as other joints.  It can affect regions of the spine, especially the neck and the ligaments that support it. People with Rheumatoid Arthritis often exhibit symptoms like pain and swelling in the joints, stiffness in joints when they wake up, and even numbness and tingling in their hands/feet. Aside from taking medication to reduce the pain and swelling and hopefully slow down the process that can permanently damage your bones/joints, conservative chiropractic care can also be used to maintain optimal joint function as well as address other musculoskeletal issues. At The Advanced Pain Relief Clinic we have many different types of medical treatment technologies, including instrument-assisted adjustments that use less force and may be more appropriate for patients with this type of arthritis

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