Too many people living with arthritis feel like their only option for comfort is over-the-counter or prescription painkillers. While the more powerful of these do dull the pain, what’s to happen when the effects wear off but the arthritis remains?

Chronic pain is a terrible thing to live with, and it’s only made worse when people develop dependencies on pills that are not ideal for the body when taken occasionally and are a road to disaster when relied on several times a day.

In actuality, there are other options that many arthritis patients just aren’t aware of. Physical therapy is a completely natural response to the condition, in which trained professionals relax and maneuver the body in a way that facilitates not only pain relief in the short-term but an improved condition over time.

Physical therapy exercises can be very helpful to those with arthritis, and even those with other conditions can benefit as well. In this video, Madden PT presents a natural, safe, and healthy response to arthritis, stenosis, and DDD:

Top 3 Exercises for Lower Back Arthritis, Stenosis, and DDD

Do you have any experience with physical therapy? If so, we would love to hear how it worked (or even didn’t work) for you in the comments section.