Early symptoms linked to arthritis usually include:

•Joint stiffness and pain
•Tenderness in and around the joint
•Limited range of motion in one or more joints
•Redness and warmth around the affected joint

The chiropractor will utilize joint manipulation to "free" the fused arthritic joints and vertebra, if necessary, and realign the damaged areas above and below, allowing the affected regions to operate properly in the future. 

Your chiropractor may also employ physical therapy techniques, suggest nutritional supplements to help you rebuild your back muscles and overall health,  and stretching and strengthening exercises along with spine maintenance education (how to walk, sit, lift, etc.).