Arthritis Specialist

Axness Integrative Medicine

Integrated Medical Clinic located in Baxter, MN

Joint pain affects more than 50 million adults and is the leading cause of disability in the United States. The chiropractors, acupuncturists, and nurses of Axness Integrative Medicine in Baxter, Minnesota, offer alternative treatments for arthritis to reduce joint pain and improve quality of life. Call the office today or use the online booking agent to start treatment.

Arthritis Q & A

What is arthritis?

Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and can be debilitating.

Types of arthritis include:

  • Degenerative: deterioration of the cartilage, or cushion, between bones over time, also known as osteoarthritis
  • Metabolic: buildup of uric acid, a metabolic byproduct of purine, a compound found in your cells and certain foods, in joints, also known as gout
  • Inflammatory: immune-generated inflammation of the joints, examples include rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis
  • Infectious: virus, bacteria, or fungus that cause inflammation in your joints, treated with antibiotics but may lead to chronic arthritis

How can chiropractic care relieve arthritis pain?

As a chiropractor, Dr. Arik Axness and Curran Doughtery, DC focuses on your body’s structure and function. When it comes to joint health and arthritis, he manipulates the joint to improve function and reduce pain.

If you have neck or back pain due to osteoarthritis, a chiropractic manipulation from your Axness care provider may be the safest, most effective treatment to reduce pain and improve your quality of life.

However, if your joints are inflamed, they might recommend an alternative treatment to reduce symptoms, such as acupuncture or amniotic therapy.

How can acupuncture relieve arthritis pain?

As an alternative treatment that stimulates your body’s natural healing powers, acupuncture may help relieve symptoms caused by arthritis.

During treatment, Jenna Niggeler, LAc inserts tiny, sterile needles at very specific points to help relieve arthritic symptoms. These points may not necessarily be at the direct site of your arthritis.

The needles trigger your body to release natural pain-relieving endorphins, block pain signals to the brain, and release the tight, tender knots that form in your muscles that exacerbate arthritis pain.

Can amniotic therapy treat arthritis?

Amniotic therapy is designed to promote healing and health and can serve as a form of treatment for your arthritis. When Lisa Williams, FNP-C injects amniotic fluids into your arthritic joint, the blank amniotic cells form into the necessary cells to fight inflammation and form new tissue to improve function and reduce pain.

As a full-service integrative treatment center, the Axness Integrative Medicine team offers numerous treatment options to reduce your arthritis symptoms. Call the office or book an appointment online.