Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis Specialist

At Brennan Chiropractic & Laser Pain Solutions in Annville, Pennsylvania, in Lebanon County, board certified chiropractor Dr. Tim Brennan offers effective, drug-free treatments for alleviating arthritis pain, including the Ultralign Adjusting system, MLS Laser Therapy, and spinal decompression therapy.*


Arthritis Q & A
by Tim Brennan, DC

What is arthritis?

Though there are literally dozens of specific types of arthritis, all of which fall into one of two categories, which are:

  • Osteoarthritis: This is the most common type of arthritis, affecting over 27 million Americans. It occurs when the protective cartilage at the ends of bones in joints wears down, causing swelling, stiffness, and pain. Osteoarthritis can develop in any joint but is most common in joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine.
  • Autoimmune/Inflammatory Arthritis: This is a category of diseases in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. This causes inflammation that leads to the destruction of the tissues that lines the inside of joints, which, in turn, results in swelling and pain in and around the joints. A common example of this is rheumatoid arthritis.

How do chiropractic adjustments help relieve arthritis pain?

Gentle adjustments to the involved joints can improve mobility, and reduce inflammation and pain. Committed to providing patients with the latest and most advanced treatment tools, Dr. Brennan is able to meticulously pinpoint and treat vertebral misalignments that affect arthritis in the neck and back with the Sigma Ultralign Adjusting system. This ground-breaking technology consists of a hand-held sensor that is connected to a computer monitor. The sensor measures tissue and joint resistance in the spine and displays its findings on the screen. Dr. Brennan can then program the sensor to treat the involved areas with precision, breaking up scar tissue, improving joint motion, and stimulating blood flow.*


How does spinal decompression treat arthritis pain?

Spinal decompression therapy involves gentle mechanical stretching of the spine to literally relieve pressure on spinal discs, which act as shock absorbers between vertebrae. Decompression is a safe and highly effective treatment for the pain in the neck or lower back associated with arthritis.*


How is MLS Laser Therapy used to relieve arthritis pain?

This advanced laser technology utilizes dual wavelengths of infrared light energy that penetrate deeply into the involved joint(s). The energy stimulates increased circulation, lymphatic drainage, and a metabolic reaction at the cellular level. The overall effect results in reduced swelling, inflammation, pain and the stimulation of soft tissue repair. MLS Laser Therapy is a safe, non-invasive, pain-free method that effectively treats arthritis pain without side effects or the need for any downtime.*

*results may vary

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Monday
8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Tuesday
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Wednesday
8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday
8:10am - 12:00pm


Friday
8:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday
Closed

Brennan Chiropractic & Laser Pain Solutions
648 East Main Street
Annville, PA 17003
(717) 867-4000