There is no such thing as traumatic arthritis. Come to my office and I can explain why.
Bone on bone is a myth. Visit my past blog posting here.
I'd like folks to give up the idea that there is a disease called arthritis.
Let me tell you what these fancy words really mean to me.
"Ar" is the root for "fit together." So, it pertains to the bones that form moveable joints of the body.
The word arthritis resembles, to me, "authority." You allow an authority to tell you how the rest of your life is going to be. I've heard it too many times and I'm floored. People are depressed over it. People get really messed up with this authoritarian response from a doctor.
Rheumatoid arthritis to me is ruminating arthritis. This is a person who ruminates over life choices.
"Rheum" means watery fluid, flow, pertaining to the inflammation of the synovial fluid of the joints. Ruminate comes from the Latin for turn over and over in the mind.
Ankylosing spondylitis to me resembles: bending over to grab your ankles and let people talk down to you. Maybe I'm grasping at straws. Sorry, another pun there. You feel lower than other people.
Ankylosis comes from the earlier words meaning fusing into one bone. The spine becomes stiff and looks like one bone according to Xrays. If you see someone with an advanced problem, they are so bent over all they can do is look at the ground. Very sad. Life is limited when someone feels so badly about himself or herself.
("Spondylo" just means spine. That's it.)
Psoriatic arthritis describes joint pain also paired with scaly itchy skin. "Psori" is the term for "mange, itch."
As the letter p is silent, it sounds like "sorry" arthritis. So to me it means a person is sorry and pathetic. Someone here feels sorry for himself or herself. I understand that joint pain is not observable by others when they look at you, but the skin changes makes people feel very vulnerable and unattractive. Hence, the sorry state of their feelings. What came first? The lack of confidence or the skin rashes? Do scientists study it that deeply before they create an immunosuppressive drug that carries many risks to long term health?
Also, when I was looking up these word origins I noticed "lepra" is another word for psoriatic arthritis. The root is "lep," to peel. (leprosy) Perhaps it's time to "peel off" the old you and recreate the new you?
So, in conclusion, I know pain is not fun. It hinders life enjoyment. As chiropractic is enhancement of the brain through the spine's special extension of the brain, we can modify how you perceive pain. But more importantly, we can modify how you look at yourself - as a person - as an intelligent body with intelligent body responses.
Ask me how to customize your chiropractic care using the Brain First Protocol.
See you at the table.....the chiropractic table.