3 Ways Chiropractic Improves Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a slow-acting disease that progresses in stages and affects the brain and muscle function. It is a brain disorder directly related to the nervous system which often causes shaking or tremors, specifically in the hands. As it progresses through its stages, it gradually becomes worse and can lead to falling, inability to swallow, lack of bladder control, and eventually confusion or dementia.
Over 1.5 million people in the United States suffer from Parkinson’s. It can affect both men and women alike, although the risk of developing Parkinson’s is higher among men. Recent studies have shown that chiropractic care has proven to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Thus, regular visits to a Rochester Hills chiropractor may prove extremely beneficial for those with Parkinson’s or those at risk of developing it.
Improve Nerve Function
Dopamine plays an important role in how the brain functions. In individuals with Parkinson’s disease, nerve cells are unable to produce the required amount of dopamine that the brain and body need to function smoothly. Neurologically-based chiropractic care with Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan focuses on improving nerve function by removing spinal misalignments. These misalignments can cause interference which disrupts communication in the body. Gentle adjustments will remove these misalignments and allow nerve cells to function at optimal levels of health so that they ensure proper dopamine production and improve Parkinson’s symptoms.
Improve Muscle Control
Parkinson’s disease can cause muscle stiffness or mobility issues that can cause complications, such as difficulty walking or even slips and falls. Misalignments of the spine add to muscle stiffness as vertebrae that are out of alignment can pull on muscles, causing tightness, tension, and pain. Chiropractic care focuses on restoring proper alignment and relieving muscles stiffness so muscles can work together more smoothly and effectively. This can help those with Parkinson’s get around easier, improve muscle control, and avoid dangerous slip and fall accidents that can cause further harm and injury.
Improve Quality of Life
Chiropractic can slow down the progression of Parkinson’s disease substantially to improve the quality of life for those with the disease as well as for their family members and caretakers. Spinal health plays a vital role in overall health. Medication may help with managing symptoms, but it only masks the symptoms and can cause other potentially harmful side effects, but chiropractic care seeks to address the root cause of the problem. This improves nerve function to decrease symptoms, increase health and function, and improve overall quality of life.
If someone you love suffers from Parkinson’s disease, consider chiropractic care to improve nerve function. Contact Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan of Vitality Precision Chiropractic to schedule an appointment.