In Ireland around 915,000 people, including 1 in every 1,000 children, are living with arthritis, making it the single biggest cause of disability. Therefore, from our research we have found that the two main forms of arthritis people are effected by are Osteo-Arthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis, with these perhaps being the most common cause of chronic pain. Osteo-Arthritis is caused due to wear and tear of the joints, and Rheumatoid arthritis is caused when the joints have become inflamed.
We have found that the lower back or lumber region pain is the most common pains due to arthritis. These could be caused due to the way you sit, eating habits, length of time spent sitting down, lack of or less exercise or participating in longer car journeys. Furthermore, back pain is common reason for time lost from work. It is usually due to narrowed inter-vertebral disc in the lower part of the spine. Sometime this is associated with osteoarthritis of the spine.
Furthermore, it has been proven that arthritis can be relieved by using acupressure treatment. Acupressure is a source of help and relief for individuals living with this painful condition. It is treatment that uses the natural energy flow in your body. In general Osteoarthritis pain will respond faster to electro-acupressure treatment than rheumatoid arthritis which would need a longer treatment plan.
With that been said they are many other things that can be done to preserve joint function, mobility and quality of life. Learning about the disease and treatment options, making time for physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight are essential. Therefore, take the first step today by getting into the routine of going for a 20 minute walk three times a week.
Help your body help itself!