Using Chiropractic to Cope with Autoimmune Diseases

Did you know that chiropractic care can help patients with autoimmune diseases? While we do not directly treat autoimmune disorders, Frederick Chiropractic Wellness Center can help you feel better by helping you cope with and manage your symptoms.

Chiropractic Care – A Holistic Approach 

Examples of the support we offer are alleviating pain and symptoms, reducing inflammation, managing stress, increasing mobility, recommending exercises, and providing guidance for nutrition and naturopathic remedies. Our approach is holistic, so we are here to discuss all aspects of your health. This includes both your physical, mental, and  emotional health. If you are looking for alternatives to help you cope with an autoimmune disease, we can support you by:

Understanding Your Health History

When we first meet with you, we will discuss in-depth any past or current health issues, stress factors or major stressful events, as well as emotional issues, and discuss the treatment options that are available in our office. 

Increasing Your Mobility

Healthy movement and exercise are essential to improving both your physical and mental health.  It’s common for people with chronic and autoimmune health problems to avoid much needed physical activity because of pain.  Our chiropractic treatments will help you overcome any issues that hinder the free movement and mobility of your spine and your body. You will start to feel a lot better when you can move better.  We can discuss and recommend different types of exercises and movements that will be both safe and effective.

Using Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM)

Autoimmune disorders cause chronic inflammation that often contributes to both physical pain and mental and emotional stress.  One tool we use to manage inflammation and pain is Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM).  Stress, illness, and other factors can trigger inflammation that sets off the fight or flight response in your nervous system. Being stuck in this state can cause more immune system dysfunction.   FSM helps take the nervous system from the flight or flight state to a more rested and relaxed state, which in turn improves the immune system and function. 

Helping Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation (swelling) is actually part of the body’s natural healing process and helps fight injury and infection. But it doesn’t always just happen in response to injury and illness. An inflammatory response can also occur when the immune system is triggered into action due to too much stress or a physical imbalance. Since there’s nothing to heal, the immune system cells that normally protect us begin to destroy healthy arteries, organs, and joints. If left unchecked, inflammation can contribute to chronic diseases, such as heart disease, blood vessel disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and other conditions. Inflammation can be detected and prevented and, if not too advanced, can be treated with a combination of chiropractic care. When the spine and other joints are properly aligned, and your nerves function as they should, your body’s biomechanics return to normal. This stops the production of neuropeptides, which can help reduce inflammation. 

Providing Digestive and Nutritional Support

We will discuss any digestive or dietary issues that may be contributing to inflammation or other health problems such as low or high blood sugar. We will provide nutritional guidance on a healthy diet, how to overcome poor eating choices or habits, how to optimize your digestive health, and enhance your overall well-being. If you need more than guidance and need a professional to help you create an eating plan or evaluate food sensitivities, we’d refer you to the right person. 

Giving You Access to Emotional Support

An autoimmune disorder can really wear on your psyche and cause feelings of despair and hopelessness. This will not only hinder your healing, it may contribute to other health issues. Since our approach is holistic, we support all aspects of your healing. If need be, we will refer you to mental health or mindfulness counselors who will help you cope with the emotional issues around your condition.

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