3 Things to Know About Dysautonomia
To function properly, our bodies rely on an intricate balance of systems. The central nervous system, composed of the spinal cord and brain, controls every system in the body through our nerves. Those nerves form the peripheral nervous system. When all the body’s systems are not working together well, any number of things can go wrong within the body. A dysfunction of specific processes can lead to dysautonomia. When this occurs, a Rochester Hills chiropractor may be able to help rebalance the body and improve nervous system function. Dysautonomia is a complex condition that is characterized by an improperly working autonomic nervous system, but there are a few other important things to understand about dysautonomia.
It Actually Involves Other Nervous Systems
In addition to the central and peripheral nervous systems, there is a subset known as the autonomic nervous system, which controls all the automatic responses our body has. The autonomic system has both a sympathetic and a parasympathetic nervous system within it.
The parasympathetic nervous system helps the body to “rest and digest,” which allows our normal everyday functions to occur in a way that maintain long-term health. In contrast, the sympathetic nervous system is the stress response that can shut down these rest and digest functions in times of danger or anxiety.
In dysautonomia, the sympathetic nervous system is working in overdrive by creating a stress response when there isn’t a need for one.
It Often Has Comorbidities
Common symptoms of dysautonomia include fatigue, fainting, dizziness, heart palpitations, anxiety, or panic attacks. Because of the imbalance, dysautonomia can make it difficult for your body to regulate functions like heart rate or blood pressure. For this reason, in most cases, dysautonomia is diagnosed along with other illnesses. Some common examples are fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or multiple sclerosis. Getting the stress response under control will not only relieve the dysautonomia, but it can also address these other issues.
Chiropractic Care Can Help
All of the nervous systems in the body are connected, and all are regulated by the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and spinal cord. Misalignments in the spine can lead to issues that trickle down to other nervous systems, like the autonomic nervous system. By focusing on where the spine is misaligned and performing gentle adjustments, the doctors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic can help these systems to function properly and relieve dysautonomia and related conditions.
At Vitality Precision Chiropractic, our goal is true correction of your dysautonomia and optimal health for you. Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brandan Shanahan will do a full evaluation of your spine and offer gentle adjustments to help your body’s systems work together again. Contact Rochester Hills chiropractors at Vitality Precision Chiropractic today.