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23Aug, 2018

What is Arthritis?

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Each year a staggering 54.4 million adults in the United States (about 22.7 percent) are told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50% of adults over the age of 65 are currently living with arthritis. What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a painful degenerative joint disease that is the leading cause of disability among adults. It is characterized by inflammation in the joints, and causes mild to severe pain. As it progresses with age, arthritis can be extremely […]
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19Aug, 2018

Degenerative Disc Disease

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Severe and/or chronic low back and neck pain are often the result of degenerative disc disease, yet this disease can be very misunderstood. Although not specifically a disease, Degenerative Disc Disease is often associated with aging, as your body struggles to deal with years of strain, overuse and even misuse. While primarily associated with those who are older, Degenerative Disc Disease can, on occasion, occur in those as young as 20, usually among patients who have inherited a spine which ages prematurely. The intervertebral discs are the cushions between the […]
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23Apr, 2017

Arthritis

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Arthritis Who Is Affected By Arthritis? Arthritis is a term that is used to describe over 100 different rheumatic conditions and diseases that affect various components in the body including the bones, joints, cartilage, connective tissues, and muscles. In the United States, approximately 50 million individuals suffer from arthritis. The three most common type of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis. Arthritis can affect individuals at any age; reports have shown that two-thirds of individuals who are affected by arthritis are under the age of 65. Disturbingly, approximately […]
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