Arthritis Specialist

Michael S. Varnay, DC -  - Chiropractor

V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Michael S. Varnay, DC

Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

According to the Arthritis Foundation, as many as 54 million American adults have been diagnosed with arthritis, and that number is expected to climb to nearly 78 million by 2040. If you’re among them, you understand how painful arthritis can be, and you might benefit from a visit with Dr. Michael Varnay of V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Littleton, Colorado. Dr. Varnay offers a holistic treatment option for arthritis, one that harnesses your body’s innate healing ability to achieve real results. Book an appointment online or by phone to learn more.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a term used to describe joint disease or joint pain. There are actually more than 100 different types of arthritis and similar joint conditions.

It’s possible to develop arthritis at any age, but older men and women have an elevated risk. Symptoms of arthritis include joints that are:

  • Painful
  • Swollen
  • Stiff
  • Limited in mobility

Arthritis symptoms can be mild, moderate, or severe. Left untreated, arthritis can limit your ability to perform routine daily tasks and can even become debilitating.

How does chiropractic treatment improve arthritis?

At the center of chiropractic practice is a focus on the interplay between structure and function. If the structure of a joint is flawed, then the optimal function is simply not possible. Chiropractic techniques act to restore proper joint alignment, thereby improving function.

In the case of arthritis, addressing misalignment in nearby joints can reduce pain in the arthritic joint. Dr. Varnay can also treat the soft tissues surrounding a swollen joint, lessening pain.   

One of the reasons men and women choose chiropractic care for their arthritis symptoms is the opportunity to achieve pain relief and improved joint function without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. A growing body of science supports the notion that a more holistic approach to health and wellness is not only effective but has numerous benefits. Chiropractic works by stimulating your body’s natural healing power, with no risk of side effects, drug interactions, or surgical complications.

Isn’t chiropractic care too aggressive for arthritis?

Dr. Varnay never begins chiropractic care until he’s completed a thorough health history and exam. He creates a customized treatment plan to fit your specific needs and goals, and that plan can shift as your treatment progresses.

If you have arthritis, the treatments you receive are often more gentle and slower than what you might associate with chiropractic case. Less force is used, and different techniques offer a path toward optimal joint function.

If you have active inflammation in one or more joints, Dr. Varnay can work on surrounding areas to achieve improvement, without causing damage to an arthritic joint.

If you have questions or concerns about what chiropractic care can do to improve your arthritis symptoms, book a consultation with Dr. Varnay right away.