What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis.  It is a chronic condition in which the material that cushions the joints, called cartilage, breaks down. This causes the bones to rub against each other, causing stiffness, pain and loss of joint movement.

Here at Strelcheck chiropractic clinic we explain this as liken to rust on a door hinge.  The hinges of a new door move free and easy, much like healthy joints.  In time, as the hinges begin to rust, movement becomes restricted and slower.  However, if cared for, the hinges can work well and the door will last for a very long time.

Start your Osteoarthritis treatment and begin feeling pain relief by contacting our veteran Crystal Lake chiropractors today.



Bones not in alignment, especially in the vertebrae (the back) have a direct effect upon nerves, muscles, connective tissue and blood circulation.  Joints, especially those in the spine, thrive upon the ability to move.  If movement of a joint is compromised, the makeup of the joint becomes adversely affected causing degeneration.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Before one of our doctors can diagnose and design a treatment plan for your osteoarthritis, a complete history, physical examination and X-rays are necessary.  There are many possible causes of arthritis; it is important to determine what is and is not the root of the problem.

A variety of treatment options exist at Strelcheck chiropractic clinic for different types of Arthritis. In most cases, chiropractic adjustments are the most effective in relieving your pain and stiffness. The overall goal of treatment is: to make you comfortable as quickly as possible, to design a program to reduce further degeneration, and to get you back to normal activity in a timely manner.