Chiropractic Care and Autoimmune Disease
The core belief behind Chiropractic care is that a balanced body is a healthy one- particularly when the nervous system is balanced. When the spine is optimally aligned, it helps keep the body in homeostasis. This has obvious benefits related to pain relief and injury management. Additional secondary benefits include better mood, immune response, concentration, and more.
With the role that the nervous system plays in every bodily function, including immunity, it should make sense that a dysfunction can make it harder to manage any health issue, such as autoimmune disease. Today, we’ll dive into how chiropractic care can help you manage your autoimmune symptoms.
What exactly is Autoimmune Disease?
Our bodies continually come in contact with foreign pathogens in our environment. Luckily, our immune system is very good at detecting and attacking anything foreign, such as viruses, cancer cells, and bacteria, to prevent or minimize the effects of illness. But what happens when this system becomes overactive? It can lead to damage of our body’s own cells- also known as autoimmune disease.
The most common diseases caused by autoimmunity include rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis. Which of these diseases occurs depends on which specific area of the body is being affected. These diseases can put a major burden on overall health and body function. This leaves few reserves for the body, resulting in further degradation of health with time in the form of other chronic diseases, low energy, and poor quality of life.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Traditional treatment for autoimmune disease involves medications to reduce inflammation and immunity. Unfortunately these come with some major side effects too. Often, holistic care and lifestyle modifications are recommended to improve symptom management and reduce flare ups. Common recommendations include stress management, exercise, and diet.
Where does Chiropractic care play a role in this? It can address any underlying issues with spine misalignment that are exacerbating symptoms or inhibiting healing potential. When the spine is misaligned, nerve energy is affected, which can ultimately affect modulation of immunity. Often, this root issue for health and balance goes undetected and continues to have chronic repercussions.
Find a CBP Provider
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is an expert-based deeply researched approach for optimally addressing spine alignment. With a CBP provider’s guidance, nerve energy can be restored to help the body find better balance and boost the potential for sustainable dealing with disease. Ultimately, this helps you better manage your symptoms.
Get in touch with Dr. Samantha Coleman at ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a CBP certified expert and ready to help you reach your health goals and support your autoimmune disease. An initial assessment can determine what lifestyle factors and holistic treatment options can best support you.