ChiroFind
Chiropractors
Health Articles:
Ask A Doctor (Forum)
What is Chiropractic? About My First Visit What's Best for Me?
One-Third of Americans Suffer Joint Pain

The leading causes of disability in the U.S. are arthritis and related rheumatic conditions, which cause joint pain and inflammation in sufferers. Arthritis results from immune system disorders or wearing down of the cartilage and tissues of the joints.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of arthritis and chronic joint pain and stiffness may be higher than previously thought.

Questionnaires administered to randomly chosen adults in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico provided data on arthritis incidence. Arthritis prevalence was defined as doctor diagnosis; prevalence of chronic joint symptoms, or CJS, was determined when patients responded "yes" to "pain, aching, stiffness, or swelling in or around a joint" in the previous year during "most days for at least a month."

The overall prevalence of CJS/arthritis was 33%, or approximately 70 million adults. By categories, the percentages of American adults estimated to suffer from specific conditions were: arthritis (11%), CJS (10%) and both CJS and physician-diagnosed arthritis (12%).

Arthritis symptoms can affect anyone, particularly the elderly, women and those who are overweight and lead sedentary lives. The best way to avoid developing arthritis is to maintain a healthy diet and weight and get adequate sleep. Conservative treatments for arthritis include low-impact regular aerobic exercise, massage, acupuncture and heat and cold therapy.

Reference:

Bolen J, Helmick CG, et al. Prevalence of self-reported arthritis or chronic joint symptoms among adults - United States, 2001. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) 2002:51(42), pp. 948-950.

For more studies on joint pain, go to http://www.chiroweb.com/find/archives/musculoskeletal/extremities/index.html.


horizontal rule
Generic Cialis Pills Mexico Drug Cialis Tadalafil Levitra Slovenia By Money Order Viagra Cialis Generic Pills For Sale Cialis Dosage Splitting Pills Viagra Chicago Cialis With Next Day Delivery Cialis No Online Pharmacy Prescription Flagyl Suppository For Sale No Prescription Cialis Free Consultation Levitra Order Cheap Free Viagra Get Viagra Without Prescription Viagra Gel Sachets In Australia Cialis 20mg Shopping Find Viagra Free Edinburgh Search Sildenafil Health Canada Levitra Round Brown Pill Viagra Order Online Viagra 100mg Information Viagra Cheap Generic Pharmacy Search Cialis Plizer 100mg Viagra Viagra Find Sites Free Cialis Online Safety London Viagra Without Prescription Cialis Cheap Online Non Prescription Cialis Cialis Online Purchase Rx Levitra