7 Ways Your Chiropractor Can Alleviate Inflammation

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Inflammation in your body is part of your natural immune response. It helps keep pathogens like viruses, bacteria, or fungi from spreading in the body. If you’ve ever had a swollen bug bite or bee sting, you’ve experienced firsthand the discomfort and effects of inflammation.

When inflammation strikes on the inside of your body, such as at the joints, it can cause pain and lack of mobility. Moreover, when the inflammation becomes chronic, it can cause a decline in your quality of life. Often, this is the case with arthritis or other health conditions.

Alleviate Inflammation

What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation is the body’s reaction to protecting itself from harmful stimuli, so it can begin healing. Inflammation is also part of the body’s immune response. In many conditions, such as arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome or Chron’s Disease, the body attacks healthy tissue believing its hazardous and poses a risk to the body.

A body that attacks itself indicates an autoimmune condition, the effects of which are painful inflammation in the joints, gut, and throughout the body.

Can I Treat Inflammation Without Medication?

There are several methods to help treat your chronic inflammation without medication. Chiropractic care is a proven method of reducing inflammation and relieving pain. Your chiropractor can employ various techniques to manage your inflammation.

  • Adjustments

Your chiropractor can make gentle adjustments throughout the body to realign your joints, which supports blood circulation and reduces inflammation. However, this treatment will only be used on joints that are not already inflamed.

  • Electronic stimulation

This method employs tiny electronic pulses to stimulate nerves and muscles. It is not painful, and the stimulation can help reduce inflammation.

  • Infrared sauna

Infrared sauna warms the joints on the inside, essentially providing a heating pad for your inflamed joints, nerve endings, and muscles. It can reduce inflammation, promote blood circulation and relaxes your muscles. The Infrared heat also aids the body in producing more white blood cells which alleviates inflammation.

  • Laser treatment

A cold laser can be used to work deep in the tissue to reduce inflammation, speed healing and provide relief non-invasively.

  • Ultrasound

Chiropractors can use the sound waves produced by an ultrasound to provide a gentle massage to the inflamed joints. Massaging reduces inflammation and promote better flexibility.

  • Diet changes

Research shows that bacteria in the stomach can enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation throughout the body. Your chiropractor might advise you keep your gut as healthy as possible. Eating healthy foods and cutting out processed foods is a good start. Taking probiotic supplements can also help keep your gut healthy.

  • Natural anti-inflammatories

Schedule a nutritional counseling session to discuss anti-inflammatory products with your chiropractor. Some great natural anti-inflammatory foods include ginger, turmeric, and even pineapple.

Chiropractic inflammation treatment is a successful method of reducing your inflammation.

Michigan Chiropractic Specialists can work with you to create the treatment plan that is right for you.

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Let Chiropractic Care Work for You

At Michigan Chiropractic Specialists, we can create a treatment plan for you. Our chiropractors are trained to treat inflammation, and we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve optimal health.