Inflammation is a natural response from your body. It typically happens when your body is trying to preserve itself in various situations. It commonly occurs when your body suffers from:
Inflammation removes harmful pathogens and irritants from your body. This reaction helps us heal more quickly. However, there are times when our bodies over react and create too much inflammation. An imbalance in your immune system can lead to a condition called chronic inflammation.
A Family Chiropractic Clinic can help reduce and even eliminate the pain associated with chronic inflammation. We do this through a wide range of gentle, non-invasive treatment options including chiropractic care. Your chronic pain doesn’t have to control your life. We can help.
A Deeper Look into Chronic Inflammation
Our immune systems protect our bodies. It grows stronger as we age and are exposed to more things. When we’re exposed to various illnesses, our immune system fights the germs and allergens. However, it’s also possible for our immune system to overreact. This can lead to chronic inflammation. Symptoms include:
- Decreased function
- Joint pain
- Frequent infections
- Weight gain
When chronic this condition flares up it can often last long periods of time. Some instances last days but others can go on for years. Slowly, over time, fibrous tissue replaces healthy tissue throughout your body. This ongoing cycle can be the result of:
- Certain foods
- Lack of sleep
- Excessive stress
- Ongoing health problem
- Autoimmune Response
Chronic inflammation is a common side effect from a number of diseases such as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
All of these diseases usually present with a symptom of chronic inflammation. However, there are many things that can cause your body to behave this way. Often, people who suffer from these conditions also experience some degree of chronic inflammation:
- Shortness of breath
- High blood pressure
- Skin conditions
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Treatment Options to Fight Chronic Inflammation
Chiropractic care is one of the best treatment options available for people who suffer from chronic inflammation. Chiropractic care focuses on the overall health and proper function of your body. This makes a chiropractor a powerful ally in the fight against pain. In fact, studies have proved that regular spinal adjustments help reduce the quantity of the chemicals that lead to inflammation. The adjustments also reduce joint pain while helping your body heal faster. A chiropractor can even help improve the function of your nervous system, which is largely responsible for your immune system.
Chiropractic care is synonymous with total body care. A trained chiropractor can positively influence your life in a variety of ways. They can even provide you with additional suggestions for improving your overall health. For example, there are specific anti-inflammation diets that are designed to help you control flare ups. The diet features nutrient-dense, low calorie options such as:
- Fresh fruits
- Fresh vegetables
- Lean meat
- Dark leafy greens
They may also recommend you take certain vitamins such as:
- Vitamin D
There are also different lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce the effects of chronic inflammation on your body. Exercise is extremely important because it keeps your body moving to minimize joint pain and stiffness. An active lifestyle also helps your body recover more quickly than it would if you had a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise also contributes to a stronger core and back. This in turn provides more support for your spine which leads to improvements in your nervous and immune systems. Physical therapy is a great option to help you get on the path to a more active lifestyle if you’re having troubles getting the motion your body needs.
Other Treatment Tips for Chronic Inflammation
In addition to exercising there are other lifestyle changes that help reduce the chances of a flare up. If you smoke, then quitting smoking can reduce chronic inflammation. This is because smoking triggers an immune system response that can contribute to flare ups.
It’s also important to make sure you’re staying hydrated. Water is an important necessity when it comes to maintaining the proper function of all systems in your body. Drinking enough water ensures you’re hydrated and have a balanced PH.
Getting enough sleep goes a long way when it comes to fighting chronic inflammation. Inadequate amounts of sleep causes molecular changes throughout your body. This increases the likelihood of a flare up. B
Getting enough sleep goes a long way when it comes to fighting chronic inflammation. Inadequate amounts of sleep causes molecular changes throughout your body. This increases the likelihood of a flare up. Sleep quality is also important. Your body needs good quality sleep in order to function at its peak.
Your chiropractor can also provide you with additional information and tips that you can use to fight the condition. There’s no need to suffer from any more chronic inflammation than you already have. Set up an appointment to see a chiropractor and get on the path to a healthier life.