How Chiropractic Care May Help with Autoimmune Diseases
When the immune system is functioning normally, it acts as a defense against outside invaders. However, with an autoimmune disease, something triggers the immune system to go into overdrive and the body starts attacking itself. This assault on vital organs or joints causes the tissues to be damaged.
There are more than 80 known autoimmune diseases that are wreaking havoc on the health and wellbeing of people all across the world. Some of the more common ones include lupus, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and Sjogren’s syndrome. Many others, such as Wegener’s disease and Goodpasture’s syndrome, are very rare and tougher to diagnose. If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan are here to help with some of the symptoms you may be experiencing! There are many benefits to chiropractic care besides improving back pain, and you may be surprised to know that it can help with many autoimmune disorders. Regular chiropractic care with a Rochester Hills chiropractor can assist the immune system when your body needs it most. Vitality Precision Chiropractic will work with you to improve your symptoms and help you get your life back!
Autoimmune Disease Symptoms
When autoimmune diseases first begin, the symptoms are very similar to the common cold or flu, which explains why these diseases are so hard to diagnose. As time goes on, the symptoms worsen and may include extreme fatigue, joint pain and swelling, skin problems, abdominal pain or digestive issues, recurring fever, and swollen glands. If left undiagnosed, this dysfunction of the immune system can wreak havoc on your body. In severe cases, these attacks may even lead to kidney failure and decreased lung function. When left untreated or unmanaged, an autoimmune disease can even turn life-threatening.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Medical doctors typically prescribe medications, called immunosuppressants, to help reduce symptoms and send your body into remission. While these medications can help, they also suppress your immune system, and this reduces your body’s natural ability to fight off viruses and bacteria. With your immune system being weakened, it leaves you more vulnerable to infections. Chiropractic care is a natural way to improve your immune system and can also help with some of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Chiropractic care focuses on proper spinal alignment. When the spine has even the slightest misalignment, it can cause nerve interference that hinders the body’s ability to function properly. By gently adjusting the spine, misalignments are corrected and the body can begin to heal, and optimal function is restored.
If you or someone you love has had their quality of life disrupted by an autoimmune disease, be encouraged. There is hope with chiropractic care! Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Thomas Madigan and Dr. Brendan Shanahan of Vitality Precision Chiropractic are here to help! Our goal is to increase overall health and improve quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore the benefits of chiropractic care!