Arthritis Prevalence in North Carolina. H0w Does North Carolina Stack Up Against the Rest of the United States?
Before we can assess the problem of arthritis, we first must admit there is a problem. Americas Health Rankings publishes a yearly report on the % of the population that reports a particular ailment/condition. Today we're looking at the % of the North Carolina population that experiences/reports cases of arthritis and joint pain. We're also taking a closer look at how the NC numbers compare to the United States average. Some of these figures may surprise you! The link to the published article can be found at the end of this article.
North Carolina vs. the United States (Arthritis and Joint pain) In 2021:
- 25.4% of Adults in North Carolina reported cases of arthritis. The United States average was 24.5%.
- 28.7% of females, and 21.9% of males in North Carolina reported arthritis. Both of those values are higher than the national average
-North Carolina reported a larger % of adults aged 45+ than the rest of the United States by roughly 1.75%
-When assessing income vs. % of adults (25+) with arthritis, the numbers show that lower income individuals reported higher % of arthritis, while higher income individuals reported lower % of arthritis.
This MUST be because seeing a chiropractor to prevent arthritis is expensive right? Therefore higher incomes are the only ones who can prevent arthritis?
WRONG. CHIROPRACTIC CARE, AND THE PREVENTION OF ARTHRITIS, CAN BE VERY AFFORDABLE AND IS EVEN COVERABLE BY A LARGE AMOUNT OF HEALTH INSURANCES!
What does a chiropractor do?
Chiropractors are extensively trained and well-qualified providers that understand how the body's joints function and how to prevent osteoarthritis. Most commonly, chiropractors can realign the spine to address neck and low back pain, but they can do a lot more than that!
Everything is connected. For example, if you have a problem with your left knee, it may cause your hips to orient away from the injury which puts more pressure on one hip vs. the other, as well as the low back.
Don't be mislead. You're most likely not going to walk into a chiropractor's office and get your knee adjusted. But imagine a situation where the provider can realign your spine and hips to prevent the knee from affecting other areas AND make a recommendation on how to address the knee joint.
Aside from addressing joint pain, chiropractic adjustments have been shown to reduce stress, reduce headaches, boost the immune system, relieve allergy and sinus issues, and treat a large variety of neurological issues such as numbness and tingling, dizziness, fatigue, and irritability. Chiropractors can also make suggestions for overall lifestyle changes that benefit your wellness as a whole.
So instead of asking "What does a chiropractor do?", a better question may be "What DOESN'T a chiropractor do?". Contact a chiropractor in your area today to start living a better, pain free life!
link to the North Carolina Arthritis Statistics:
If you live in the Charlotte, NC area or Fort Mill, SC then you can contact Modern Concepts and schedule your new patient consultation today!