The favorite part of my job is helping patients in chronic discomfort lead pain-free lives, and nothing is more satisfying than helping those with Autoimmune diseases.
Over the years I have literally treated hundreds of people dealing with pain related to an autoimmune disease; in fact, this has been a passion of mine as my deceased wife had Rheumatoid arthritis.
Autoimmune disease is the third largest health concern for Americans, affecting more than 50 million people. How do Autoimmune diseases work? They happen when one’s own immune system starts attacking healthy cells, thinking they’re foreign. The most common diseases that I treat include MS, Hashimoto’s, AITP (platelet) ALS, Fibromyalgia, Chrons, Sjogrens, and ankylosing spondylitis.
While Autoimmune diseases unfortunately cannot be cured, there are many ways to keep the symptoms to a minimum. First and foremost, the right nutrition is key. There are nutritional protocols that work to reduce inflammatory pathways by incorporating dietary changes and by keeping the central nervous system in top shape in order to better handle stress. It is important to understand that the first line of defense against the pains of Autoimmune disease is a hard look at one’s diet–nutritional protocols are very effective for the larger percentage of patients.
Where does Chiropractic care come in?
Entering Chiropractic care into a patient’s medical routine has been found to greatly reduce pain and discomfort. Chiropractors can also help identify Autoimmune disease from ailments such as fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and urinary or respiratory tract problems. Once identified, our protocols are effective in reducing symptoms by controlling the autoimmune response, as well as by strengthening the body’s ability to fight against the autoimmune disease.
Additionally, Chiropractic adjustments relieve pain by releasing pressure on the nervous system caused by spinal misalignment; because every cell, organ, and muscle in your body is controlled by the nervous system, releasing that nervous system pressure promotes better health and function of those cells, organs and muscles.
Moreover, to improve motor performance, Chiropractic therapy works to mobilize joints and soft tissues, typically by applying heat to reduce stiffness in joints– the spine may also be worked in order to increase blood flow critical to organs.
Overall, Chiropractic adjustments allow our bodies to operate at their full potential, as I have personally seen happen in hundreds of my patients. A pain-filled life is not a sure thing after the diagnosis– with a routine care plan of both top notch nutrition and continued Chiropractic care, relief is possible.
If you’re in the Tigard, Portland-Metro area and dealing with the realities of an Autoimmune disease, call or visit our office today to learn how to best incorporate Chiropractic care into your life. It would be such a joy for us to relieve your pain.