Chronic Inflammation Can Signal Spinal Troubles
You might be living with chronic inflammation and not even know it. Many people think they just have small aches and pains, but these are actually signs of chronic inflammation. This condition can worsen over time if not treated.
A trained chiropractor like those with Symmetry Health Center in Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, CA can identify and treat chronic inflammation. Spinal adjustments can be part of an effective treatment plan for this condition.
What Is chronic inflammation?
Inflammation is a natural process in your body that removes debris like pathogens and irritants. For example, your body will dilate blood vessels to improve blood flow to an injury. The issue is when the body starts “overcorrecting,” responding to inflammation with additional inflammation. This harmful cycle causes long-term problems.
Causes of chronic inflammation vary, but are all related to an imbalance in your immune system. These include:
- Microbial infection;
- Viral infection;
- Poor diet;
- Excessive stress.
Symptoms of chronic inflammation
Your body’s central nervous hub is located in the spine. When there’s a misalignment of the spine, nerve signals don’t travel through your body efficiently. These subluxations – or misalignments – may not always be directly painful, but they do affect your immune system.
When this occurs, a number of potentially harmful health conditions can result, such as:
- Irritable bowel syndrome;
- Joint pain;
- Cardiovascular disease;
- Diabetic complications;
- High blood pressure;
- Weight gain;
Chiropractic treatments for chronic inflammation
Because of the spine’s role in regulating your immune system, spinal adjustments can be a critical component to alleviating this condition.
An expert chiropractor will take your full medical history, perform a medical evaluation and discuss your symptoms. The chiropractor may suggest lifestyle changes, such as shifts in diet and exercise. When combined with regular chiropractic care, diet and exercise can have a major impact in resolving chronic inflammation. For example, a nutritious diet that is high in omega fatty acids found in leafy greens and fish can be a good step.
A chiropractor might just be the best partner you can have in the fight against chronic inflammation. Studies show that chiropractic care has a positive impact on relieving the condition and alleviating symptoms. When combined with diet and exercise, chiropractic care can have a major impact in resolving chronic inflammation!
You might write off your health problems as minor, but don’t let chronic inflammation cause major health problems for you in the long run. The professional staff at Symmetry Health Center in Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda, CA want to help you. That’s why we use the scientific Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) system to provide a tailor-made treatment plan for all our patients suffering from chronic issues, including inflammation. Contact us today for a free consultation to see if we can help you deal with your ongoing inflammation.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.