Is your autoimmune disease a struggle to treat? Chiropractic care may hold the answer to improve your quality of life and reduce the symptoms.
Autoimmune Diseases Chiropractors Help Manage
Although chiropractic treatment can’t cure autoimmune diseases, visits to Dr. Snyder can reduce symptoms and improve your comfort.
A visit to the chiropractor may be a good idea if you have these or other autoimmune diseases:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Type I Diabetes
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Treatment by Chiropractor, Dr Jeff Snyder, Reduces Inflammation and Nerve Pressure
Chronic inflammation often contributes to many symptoms of autoimmune diseases. For example, researchers found that people with Type 1 diabetes have gut inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology
Multiple sclerosis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and other diseases have inflammatory factors. Chronic inflammation may cause symptom flare-ups and eventually damage your cells and tissues. Depending on where the inflammation is located, you may experience swollen, painful joints and muscles, fatigue, stiff muscles and joints, fever, rashes, high blood pressure, canker sores or weight gain.
Inflammation can occur with misaligned vertebrae in your spine press on your nerves. These misalignments, called vertebral subluxations, could disrupt the transmission of nerve signals. Altered nerve signals could cause or worsen inflammation or pain, and impact the normal function of the immune system.
Spinal adjustments correct spinal nerve interference and reduce inflammation without the adverse effects medications can cause. Spinal adjustments can be administered by specialized instruments or by hand and Dr. Snyder’s patients report extreme satisfaction from the treatment as noted in our Google Reviews.
Other treatments that relieve inflammation include massage, soft tissue inflammation, and ultrasound therapy. Ultrasound isn’t just a diagnostic tool. When used therapeutically, ultrasound waves penetrate your deep tissues, relieving pain and reducing inflammation, while speeding healing. In a study published in the Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology, therapeutic ultrasound treatment reduced swelling and sensitivity to pain in mice. Luckily, you don’t have to be a mouse to experience the pain-relieving benefits of ultrasound therapy.
Flexibility and Range of Motion May Improve with Chiropractic Treatment
Your muscles tend to tighten when you’re in pain, limiting your ability to move your limbs and body freely. If your muscles remain tight, you may eventually develop trigger points, painful knots in muscle fibers. Tight muscles can also affect your posture or change your gait, increasing your risk for balance problems and injuries.
Vertebral Subluxations increase stress on muscles and tissues, causing them to tighten. Spinal adjustments not only improves spinal alignment, but also loosens tight tissues, relieves stiffness, and improves flexibility and range of motion.
Feeling Stressed? Chiropractic Care at Snyder Family Chiropractic Can Help
It’s only natural to feel stressed if you live with an autoimmune disease. Chiropractic treatments like spinal adjustments can ease anxiety and help you feel calmer. During treatments, your body releases serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. These natural hormones relieve pain and offer mood-enhancing benefits.
We Can Help You Manage Your Condition with Nutritional Advice
Your body’s organs, nerves, cells, and tissues work best when you eat a healthy diet. Dr Snyder can recommend dietary changes that could help you keep your blood sugar under control if you have diabetes or prevent flare-ups if you have inflammatory bowel disease. In addition to offering diet suggestions, Dr Snyder can also recommend an exercise program that will ease pain and relief stiffness and swelling.
Ready to schedule a visit with the chiropractor? Contact our office to arrange your visit at 610-935-5900.
Endocrine Society: Type I Diabetes Linked to Gut Inflammation, Bacteria, 1/19/2017
Science Direct: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology: Therapeutic Ultrasound Ameliorates Hyperalgesia and Edema on CFA-Induced Persistent Inflammatory Response in Mice, 9/6/2022
WebMD: Body Work: Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic and Other Treatments for Lupus, 6/15/2022
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: Autoimmune Diseases
Chiropractic Economics: Adding the Management of Diabetes and Prediabetes to Your Practice, 2/26/2018