Arthritis Specialist

Arthritis symptoms can range from uncomfortable to depilating. At Atlas Chiropractic, located in East New Haven, Connecticut, Dr. Adam Church and his staff alleviate arthritis pain and improve range of motion with non-invasive, drug-free treatment, for patients throughout the greater New Haven area.

Arthritis Q & A

Atlas Chiropractic

What is arthritis?

While there are 100 types of arthritis, each falls into one of two major categories:

  • Osteoarthritis, is the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of bones in joints wear down over time. Although osteoarthritis can damage any joint, it most often affects joints in the hands, knees, hips and spine. The likelihood of developing arthritis increases with age, due to years of wear and tear on cartilage, but it can occur in patients of all ages. Arthritis can be the result of a misalignment of bones (often in the spine), overuse from specific jobs or sports. Individuals who are overweight are at greater risk for developing osteoarthritis, as are those who have sustained joint injuries while playing a sport or other situations.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, also called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, encompasses a long list of diseases that cause the body's immune system to attacks its own cells and tissues. The exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown. It is the most common type of arthritis in children under the age of 17. 

What are the symptoms of arthritis?

All types of arthritis causes varying degrees of:

  • Pain or aching
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Decreased range of motion

How is arthritis treated at Atlas Chiropractic?

Unlike traditional medicine that treats arthritis symptoms with painkillers –over-the-counter or prescriptions, and in severe cases, surgery – chiropractic approaches are all natural and drug-free. Among the arthritis treatments used at Atlas Chiropractic are:

  • Adjustments. If cartilage is being worn away or bones grinding on bones due to misalignments, they can be corrected with adjustments.
  • Ultrasound therapy. Applied to soft tissues and joints, ultrasound waves can have a massaging effect that decreases swelling, pain and stiffness.
  • Trigger-point therapy. Applying gentle pressure to a specific area of muscle where a patient experiences pain to alleviate that pain.
  • Specialized exercises and stretches. 
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
Location
Atlas Chiropractic
370 Hemingway Avenue
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: 203-466-1111
Fax: (203) 468-9684
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203-466-1111