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Arthritis Relief in Port Huron

joint pain in handAccording to the CDC, 24 percent of all adults in the United States live with arthritis, which can be painful and challenging. While many reach for medication to get relief, there are alternative treatment options available that can help manage pain and improve mobility. At Lakeview Chiropractic PC in Port Huron, we offer a unique and holistic approach to chiropractic care that combines multiple synergistic therapies to provide a maximum treatment response for arthritis patients.

Here’s a look at what arthritis is, how chiropractic care can help, and why our approach sets us apart for better results.

Understanding the Disease

Arthritis is a misunderstood disease characterized by inflammation in one or more joints, leading to pain, discomfort, and stiffness throughout the body. Common symptoms include joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion, typically worsening with age.

There are two main types that can benefit from routine chiropractic care:

Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis, it is a degenerative disorder that affects flexible joint cartilage due to wear and tear.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: A chronic inflammatory disorder where the immune system attacks the joints. Its cause is unknown.

For both types, self-care combined with non-invasive, non-addictive treatment should be the first line of defense to manage and relieve pain and discomfort.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care offers a safe and effective alternative to prescription opioids or over-the-counter pain medications for arthritis management. Our chiropractors use gentle therapies, such as chiropractic adjustments, to reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints. These adjustments aim to decrease inflammation, increase range of motion, and improve joint function and nervous system health. By enhancing joint mobility and optimizing spinal health, chiropractic care empowers your body better to manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.

Here are some of the health benefits that chiropractic care and adjustments can provide to patients:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Decreased inflammation
  • Improved range of motion
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Increased activity and lifestyle

Comprehensive Evaluation and Co-Treatment

At Lakeview Chiropractic PC, we provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the right treatment plan for your condition. Our chiropractors perform consultations, examinations, and onsite diagnostic imaging such as X-rays or referrals for MRI scans. Based on the findings, our doctors may collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including massage therapists, physical therapists, or primary care physicians, to provide integrated care for your arthritis.

Dietary Considerations

Foods That Cause Inflammation and Those That Fight It

As part of our holistic approach, we emphasize the importance of diet in managing arthritis symptoms. Certain foods can contribute to inflammation in the body, while others have anti-inflammatory properties. Here are some examples:

Some foods that cause inflammation:

  • Refined sugars
  • Refined grains
  • Fried foods
  • Soda
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Processed meats
  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Omega 6 oils (sunflower, safflower, canola, soybean oils)
  • Boxed and canned foods
  • GMO products
Some foods that fight inflammation:

  • Avocado
  • Celery
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Hemp seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya
  • Ginger and turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Wild-caught fish
  • Olive oil

By making dietary adjustments and focusing on anti-inflammatory foods, you can support your body’s natural healing processes and reduce inflammation.

Why Choose Us for Care

Many of Dr. McMath’s patients have arthritis, including inflammatory forms such as rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Our approach focuses on reducing overall body inflammation, supporting natural detoxification processes, and addressing nutrient deficiencies.

Successful patients adopt lifestyle changes and treatments that support an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. Our treatment plans may include cold laser therapy, an anti-inflammatory diet, regular exercise, yoga, massage, supplements, and stress management techniques. By combining multiple courses of treatment that are synergistic, compounding, and natural, we achieve better results for our patients.

For arthritis patients, we recommend gentle spinal manipulation combined with cold laser therapy, exercise, and an anti-inflammatory diet. This approach helps support healthy joints, reduce pain and inflammation, and improve mobility. Many patients with osteoarthritis often experience positive results within six weeks of starting chiropractic care.

Put Pain in Your Past—Contact Us Today

If arthritis pain limits your enjoyment of life, contact us today to book an appointment. We want to help you return to what you love.



Arthritis Relief Port Huron, MI | (810) 982-2700