Bursitis sufferers may be at their wits' ends and wondering how a chiropractor can help. Dr. Michael Wilson is an experienced chiropractor who treats patients using a ‘whole person’ approach, including those residents in Fairfield, CA, suffering from bursitis. This way, Dr. Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic can help you improve your overall health and quality of life by reducing your pain and improving your body’s ability to move freely.
What is Bursitis?
Let’s get down to brass tacks. Bursitis is a painful inflammatory condition affecting the bursae (singular bursa), the fluid-filled sacs that cushion and prevent friction between the joints. There are two main types of bursitis:
- Aseptic bursitis – due to injury or strain
- Septic bursitis – due to bacteria
The symptoms of bursitis include:
- Swelling and tenderness
- The pain is aggravated when you touch or move that area of your body.
There are bursae throughout the body, but the most important ones are in the:
Mild cases of bursitis should resolve themselves in a few weeks by treating yourself at home using OTC pain medication, ice packs, and rest. However, if there is no improvement, the pain worsens, or you start experiencing a fever, you need to seek further medical intervention.
How Can My Chiropractor Help?
One of the central tenets of chiropractic care is activating the body’s natural ability to heal through the manipulation and adjustment of the musculoskeletal system, including the spine, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Dr. Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic, serving Fairfield, CA, is on hand to assess, diagnose and treat your symptoms and underlying condition naturally and effectively if your bursitis is becoming too much to cope with or not showing signs of improving.
Your chiropractor can help you with your bursitis by performing routine chiropractic care to reduce your symptoms and improve your range of motion. Similarly, chiropractic adjustments realign the spine and extremities, relieving additional pressure on the bursae and improving your flexibility.
Additionally, therapeutic exercise to strengthen the body and mobilize the joints can contribute to an overall improvement, while therapeutic ultrasound can stimulate healing at a cellular level. At the same time, interferential current therapy can decrease swelling and inflammation and improve blood circulation, leading to a quicker recovery.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Wilson will tailor a unique treatment plan for you for maximum efficacy using one or more chiropractic treatments.
Don’t let your bursitis get you down. Dr. Wilson at Kosak Chiropractic should be your first choice if you live in Fairfield, CA, and suffer from bursitis. Call us today at (707) 426-1111 to book an appointment.