Arthritis & Osteoporosis relief

Spinal manipulation therapy for less severe arthritis

Produce immediate relieve of, and significantly decrease acute and chronic neck pain and back pain, as well as reduce pain by neural mechanisms at higher brain areas. Spinal manipulation can stimulate type I-III nerve endings including mechanoreceptors and proprioceptive nerve endings, and inhibit nociceptive nerve endings or known as pain receptors in the facet joint capsular tissues and subsequently substantially reduce pain by way of the gate theory of pain and supraspinal and descending pain modulation mechanisms. Spinal manipulation versus analgesic medications (pain killers) may be more effective in the treatment of muscle-joint pain and disorders with less side-effects than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Markedly increase range of motion of the spine and improved posture and spinal proprioceptionProduce beneficial effects on the intervertebral disc in the spine and significantly decrease the symptoms of a slipped disc and sciatica

Cryostim therapy for arthritis

Cryostimulation substantially decrease the frequency and degree of pain perception and the use of pain killers, as well as improve the range of physical activity and well-being, in osteoarthritis of the spine and peripheral joints. In addition, the beneficial effects of cryostimulation seen in sciatica and ankylosing spondylitis arthritis of the spine, have been confirmed by means of thermovision.

Studies have confirmed that cryostimulation can significantly decrease pro-inflammatory tumor necrosis factor and increase anti-inflammatory interleukin-6 in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Cryostimulation equals 2 weeks of traditional rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities equal 2 weeks of traditional rehabilitation and therapeutic modalities, including kinesiotherapy, magneto-therapy, electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, and laser therapy, to reduce pain, disability and disease activity. Also, cryostimulation with kinesiotherapy is superior to the conventional rehabilitation in reducing pain, decreasing disease activity, and improving locomotor (movement) function, as well as with much longer-lasting effects. Also, cryostimulation with kinesiotherapy is superior to the conventional rehabilitation in reducing pain, decreasing disease activity, and improving locomotor (movement) function, as well as with much longer-lasting effects. In addition, compared to 4 weeks of conventional physiotherapy, cryostimulation can remarkably decrease histamine levels, a compound that is released by cells in response to injury and allergic and inflammatory reactions. New studies show that histamine may play a major pro-inflammatory role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.

Cryostimulation can significantly decrease serum inflammatory markers, decrease total oxidative status and increase total anti-oxidant status. Also, in comparison with kinesiotherapy, cryostimulation can decrease pain twice as much, decrease disease activity and improve functional outcomes and quality of life. Furthermore, cryostimulation with subsequent kinesiotherapy markedly improves spinal mobility in individuals suffering from ankylosing spondylitis. The progression of ankylosing spondylitis can result in fusion of the axial skeleton and a marked loss of physical function and spinal mobility.

Cryostimulation can significantly decrease pain and improve functional outcomes individuals with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) confirmed herniation intervertebral disc. An association between arthritis and intervertebral disc herniation has been established, also, lumbar intervertebral disc herniation is the most common reason for common reason for working age individuals to undergo lumbar spine surgery. A slipped disc can lead to excruciating referred leg and arm pain.

Cryostim therapy for osteoporosis

Cryostimulation can substantially decrease pain and swellings, cause skeletal muscles relaxation and increase muscle power and range of motion  in individuals suffering from symptomatic osteoporosis.

Cryostimulation may enhance normal and healthy bone turnover in osteopenia and osteoporosis, significantly decreasing the serum bone turnover marker osteocalcin and increase carboxyterminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen. In addition, studies have shown that cryostimulation can markedly increase remodelling osteoimmunological biomarkers osteoprotegerin and counteracts the altered osteoclast activity with decreased bone resorption and decreased osteolytic disease progression.

Antioxidant therapy could ameliorate the adverse effects of oxidative stress in osteoporosis. Studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can decrease oxidative stress and increase the anti-oxidative buffering capacities in healthy individuals and especially in individuals suffering from musculoskeletal diseases.

Cryostimulation can significantly decrease pain and improve functional outcomes individuals with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) confirmed herniation intervertebral disc a possible consequence of osteoporosis which can lead to excruciating referred leg and arm pain.

Shockwave therapy for arthritis

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) induce chondrogenesis: promote and enhance the formation of new cartilage in joints, and healing and repair of injured cartilage tissue by way of inducing angiogenesis in the surrounding vascularized articular tissues and promoting chondrocyte proliferation, migration, and regeneration

ESWT has been shown to significantly relieve pain, improve spinal range of motion and decrease disability in individuals suffering from degeneration or arthritis of the spine, an unavoidable consequence of aging of the human body, and a common cause of neck, back, and referred arm and leg pain. ESWT has been shown to be greatly more effective versus articular corticosteroid injection in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee in reducing pain and increasing movement and function.

ESWT is a novel additional beneficial treatment in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, a common autoimmune disease that can cause severe disability and reduce human lifespan.

Shockwave therapy for osteoporosis

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) induce osteogenesis: promote and enhance the formation of new bone and enhance healing and repair of injured bone tissue, by wat of inducing angiogenesis in the bone tissues, promoting osteoblast proliferation, migration and regeneration, and in addition by inducing mechanical reactions of the bone lacunae-canalicular network to tensile, shear and compression forces.

Recent studies have shown that ESWT can increase bone mineral density, normalize bone turnover or remodelling in individuals suffering from osteopenia and osteoporosis, as well as significantly promote and enhance healing of osteoporotic fractures. ESWT has been effectively used in the treatment of non-union fractures and stress fractures that respond poorly to the conventional treatment.

Current global issues

 

Arthritis, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic disorders are increasingly becoming an alarming physical, social and economic burden causing moderate to severe disability worldwide. These grave musculoskeletal disorders are often difficult to treat, with limited conservative treatment options available and poor prognosis.

Rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions comprise over 150 diseases and progressive syndromes, which are amongst the most widespread painful and disabling pathologies across the globe. Among those with the greatest impact on society are osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, and rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory joint autoimmune disease. These diseases, in particular osteoarthritis, can no longer be simply labeled as “degenerative” diseases. Growing evidence supports the role of inflammation, not only locally, in promoting damage to joints and bones, as well as joint-related functional deficits.

Inflammation is a necessary protective defense mechanism of the human being against injury and infection. The inflammatory response function to localize and eliminate the injurious agent, protect the injured tissue from further damage and to remove damaged tissue components, so that the body can heal itself. Studies have shown that excessive and chronic inflammation, in addition to oxidative stress play a vital role in the pathophysiology (cause) of inflammatory joint diseases and osteoporosis.

Free radicals are toxic by-products of oxygen metabolism that can cause severe damage to living cells and tissues in a process known as oxidative stress. Studies have shown that oxidative stress, in addition to increased inflammation, play a vital role in the pathophysiology of inflammatory joint diseases and osteoporosis. New studies have also shown that oxidative stress may play a significant role in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis as well as serves as major aggravating factor for osteopenia, osteoporosis and insufficiency fractures. Antioxidant systems present in the human body prevent oxidative stress

The inability to move efficiently as well as the nerve and muscle-joint pain itself  manifest as a complex biopsychosocial issue. Musculoskeletal disorders may severely affect a human’s expectations of self-efficacy, that is a human being’s belief in their own ability to complete tasks and reach goals as it is associated with detrimental changes in mood, sleep, coping abilities and lower financial income.  In this day and age chronic pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders as well as the debilitating nature of these pain disorders are becoming a major health issue in relation to increased and chronic pharmaceutical usage resulting from the alarming consequential unwanted pharmaceutical adverse effects. The development of adjunct therapies in order to spare pharmaceutical doses is a pivotal key factor in the treatment of these dire pain disorders and overuse injuries.

Current issues regarding arthritis

Osteoarthritis has traditionally been considered as one of the most devastating chronic conditions that affect the middle to old age world population, recent studies have confirmed that osteoarthritis in young, active and athletic individuals are rapidly raising. Osteoarthritis of the knee has doubled in the last decade due to recent exponential increases in life expectancy, obesity and sedentary life style, and can be considered the most common joint disease and leading causes of disability.

Current issues regarding osteoporosis

Cryostimulation can substantially decrease pain and swellings, cause skeletal muscle relaxation, and increase muscle power and range of motion in individuals suffering from symptomatic osteoporosis.

Cryostimulation may enhance normal and healthy bone turnover in osteopenia and osteoporosis, significantly decreasing the serum bone turnover marker osteocalcin and increase carboxyterminal cross-linked telopeptide of type I collagen. In addition, studies have shown that cryostimulation can markedly increase remodeling osteoimmunological biomarkers osteoprotegerin and counteracts the altered osteoclast activity with decreased bone resorption and decreased osteolytic disease progression.

Antioxidant therapy could ameliorate the adverse effects of oxidative stress in osteoporosis. Studies support the empirical evidence that cryostimulation can decrease oxidative stress and increase the anti-oxidative buffering capacities in healthy individuals and especially in individuals suffering from musculoskeletal diseases.

Cryostimulation can significantly decrease pain and improve functional outcomes individuals with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) confirmed herniation intervertebral disc a possible consequence of osteoporosis which can lead to excruciating referred leg and arm pain.

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