I've read conflicting information about whether people with RA should receive chiropractic adjustments. Pre-RA they helped me a lot and I would like to go back to them. Does any have any advice? Thanks!
Richard Faust Admin
Hi Knitluv. Great question concerning chiropractic care and RA. We have some in the community who swear by it and others who are against it. Hopefully others will chime in with their specific experiences. For your protection we cannot give medical advice over the internet. This article from our editorial team looks at alternative therapies, including chiropractic: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/alternatives-therapies/. Remember, you should always consult with your doctor before adding anything to a treatment regimen. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)
I was told by my chiropractor that people with ra should never have neck adjustments. We are prone to a weak spot in our necks and adjustments can cause problems.
Thank you Richard and Shaunaj23. After I posted this I asked my rheumatologist and he also said that neck adjustments can be problematic. So I guess my chiropractor days are over. Sigh.