Do you know someone who’s living with the daily, invisible pain of arthritis? It’s a disease which affects one in six people in the UK, so there’s a high chance that you might. Did you also know that seeing Chiropractor and getting an early diagnosis and treatment can make a huge difference to the prognosis and outcome of inflammatory arthritis.
And its not just the older generation that this disease affects ! About 12,000 children in the UK under the age of 16 have a form of arthritis!
Yet there isn’t a cure and we still know too little about the cause of the disease. That’s why this National Arthritis Week we’re raising awareness of the impact research has on our knowledge about the cause and progression of arthritis, so we can lessen its devastating impact.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease. It causes pain and stiffness in the joints and affects approximately 8 million people in the UK. Yet it’s often dismissed as an inevitable part of ageing, something that we should accept as we get older.
Alan Silman, medical director at the Arthritis Research UK, said: “It is particularly concerning that three in 10 people in Britain believe that nothing much can be done to treat arthritis and that people affected just have to live with joint pain, and that the same proportion would wait a few weeks before consulting a healthcare professional about pain in their joints.
Arthritis Research UK also suggest on page 19 of their help booklet with Arthritis book ‘Chiropractic manipulation can often help neck and back pain’.
So book to see Dr Sandhu to help you to a better life without pain and manage this disease and not let it ruin your life.