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Arthritis Specialist

Active Life & Health Center

Chiropractors located in Sandy Springs, GA

It’s not uncommon to feel soreness in your neck after spending the entire day hunched over your laptop. But if your neck pain is affecting your ability to work or keeping you from your day-to-day activities, then board-certified chiropractor Judd Weinberg, DC, at Active Life & Health Center in Sandy Springs/Dunwoody, Georgia, may be able to help. He uses well-founded scientific methods to provide relief and improve quality of life and health. For a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Arthritis

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a medical term used to indicate joint pain and inflammation. In addition to pain, your arthritis may also affect mobility and joint function that worsens as you get older.

Dr. Weinberg specializes in treating arthritis and can develop a treatment plan that utilizes well-researched scientific techniques to reduce pain and inflammation and improve joint function and mobility.

What are common types of arthritis?

There are several different types of arthritis. The type of arthritis you have may play a role in your treatment plan. Some of the most common types include:

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common and affects as many as 31 million Americans. This is a degenerative type of arthritis that develops due to the wearing away of the cartilage that separates your bones, leading to bone-on-bone contact that results in pain and inflammation.

Psoriatic arthritis

If you have psoriatic arthritis, the inflammation and pain in your joints result from your immune system attacking the soft tissue that makes up your joint.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis also develops from an attack by your immune system. With this type of arthritis, your immune system attacks your joint capsule. If not properly managed, rheumatoid arthritis may lead to joint deformities.

Gout and lupus are also conditions that lead to joint pain and inflammation. Often times, chronic back pain is due to underlying arthritis. 

What treatments can reduce my arthritis pain?

Dr. Weinberg customizes his treatment based on the type of arthritis, the joint or joints affected, the severity of your pain, and your medical history. Your treatment may include traditional chiropractic care and/or massage therapy. 

Dr. Weinberg is also board certified in physical therapy modalities and may incorporate some of these treatments into your plan to improve your arthritis. He uses ultrasound to heat your joints and muscles to reduce pain and improve function. 

He also offers electrotherapy as an alternative treatment for pain management. With electrotherapy, he places electrodes on your skin that alter pain signals and improve circulation to the diseased tissue to improve health and function.  

You may also benefit from a rehabilitation program that incorporates stretches and exercises to improve muscle strength, coordination, and balance. 

To get help with your arthritis pain from a provider who wants you to feel better as soon as possible and improve your ability to engage in your daily activities, call Active Life & Health Center or request an appointment online today.