By: Dr. Barry D. Shapiro
What do these all have in common?
Tonsils – Tonsillitis Bursa – Bursitis Appendix – Appendicitis Arthritic – Arthritis
“itis” is the common factor
Definition: itis – disease of inflammation
Now we go wrong right from the start when we call it a disease. “itis” is not a disease – it occurs with inflammatory disease. Inflammation is a sign, something you can see, feel or measure. It is a sign that often creates symptoms.
Symptoms are often the first warning that something is wrong, in this case “dis-eased”.
Take tonsils for example. If they get infected you have tonsillitis.
Inflammation must be treated and managed. It might take an antibiotic, an ice pack, or an anti-inflammatory to get control.
Whether from tainted food, a physical trauma/injury, or overuse of a joint, the sooner the treatment of the inflammation/itis, the sooner you’ll feel better and the less long term problems you will have.
If you or someone you know has an injury, bursitis, or an arthritis flare-up, let us see if we can help you as we have helped thousands of others. We can be reached at carrollwoodchiropractic.com or at 813-962-3608.