Chiropractic is the medical discipline that is used to diagnose and treat disorders related to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. It is also used to treat various chronic inflammation issues people may experience.
Chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of various diseases like diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, cancer and many immune system conditions. Occasional inflammation is healthy for our body because it removes irritants and assists in the healing process. A problem arises when this inflammation becomes chronic.
Chronic inflammation is a result of the imbalance of the immune system. This imbalance can lead to our body’s inability to eliminate an irritant or our immune system starts to attack healthy tissue. Chronic inflammation can have a negative impact on one’s lifestyle.
Diet also affects inflammation in the body. Eating a low-calorie diet that consists primarily of fresh fruits and vegetables is helpful. Consuming supplements like vitamin D and magnesium are also helpful in fighting against chronic inflammation.
Chiropractic treatment is a way to get the body back in balance. The treatments help in healing the body and allows the nervous system to work properly. Chiropractic treatment has no side effects because it involves treating the disorder using natural ways. Chiropractors use manual techniques to move the bones and muscles of the patient. These manual techniques vary and are employed specifically for the unique condition of each patient.
Chiropractors know that aberrant joint systems and biomechanics are the underlying reason of chronic inflammation. When the body’s joints are misaligned, the pressure on nerves and muscles results in chronic inflammation so chiropractic care helps patients in restoring proper joint function.
The chiropractor focuses on relieving acute pain and maintaining optimal health through regular adjustments of the joints and spines. Three standard methods are used massage therapy, acupuncture, and acupressure.
The goal of this treatment is to promote an unobstructed nervous system and help in strengthening the immune system. During the treatment, the chiropractor will analyze the spine for any misaligned vertebrae, also known as subluxations. These subluxations can cause nerve pressure, causing a blockage. This blockage stops the flow of nutrients in the body. When the spine is balanced through adjustments, the body stops the production of neuropeptides and normal biomechanics return to the body.
For more information on how chiropractic care can help you, contact Preston Chiropractic & Acupuncture at 919-238-5040.