The body has 360 different joints
Joints connect the bones of the body together and provide movement and support. Damage to the joints of the body is most often the result of the following:
- Trauma such as accidents knocks and falls
- Poor joint mechanics such as seen in bad posture.
Damage to joints will often cause pain and interfere with movement patterns. Back to Health practitioners will use ice, heat, massage and gentle manipulation to reduce the initial inflammation.
Joints that are left misaligned for longer periods of time will often lead to osteoarthritis and more permanent damage. Chiropractors are trained to assess the structure of the body and correct any underlying misalignment and postural abnormalities to get to the cause of your joint problems.