Inflammation is our body’s natural immune response to injury, irritation, infection, and disease. Unfortunately, this delicate immune response can sometimes get stuck in the ‘on’ position. This can leave patients suffering from painful, re-occurring bouts of chronic inflammation. This condition can cause disabling pain and discomfort. Fortunately, through treatment you can learn to manage your symptoms and take back your life.
The expertly trained team at Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine helps many patients take their life back from chronic inflammation. We offer a number of non-invasive treatment options to reduce your flare ups along with your pain and discomfort.
The Basics about Chronic Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is an immune system response that can last for extended periods of time. Patients may suffer anywhere between days, weeks, up to years. Without treatment, healthy tissue cells are slowly replaced by fibrous tissue in this never ending cycle.
What most people don’t realize is that almost everything we do can cause this painful condition. Our lifestyle choices and diet influence our bodies greatly. So does our level of exercise and sleeping habits. Even stress can lead to increased immune system responses. In some cases, chronic inflammation is a condition of a disease where your immune system attacks healthy tissues. These diseases can include Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Chronic inflammation is frequently accompanied by a variety of symptoms. They can include respiratory problems such as asthma, shortness of breath, allergies, and congestion. Some people also experience digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, and weight gain. Many also report skin problems, fatigue, joint pain, frequent infections, and high blood pressure. As you can see, this condition can impact your entire body.
Treatment Options for Chronic Inflammation
Chiropractic care has shown to be a viable treatment option for chronic inflammation. A chiropractor cares about your overall health. Their approach primarily focuses on the spine and nervous system, however overall health and happiness are their main goals for patients. Regular adjustments have been shown to reduce the chemicals in your body that cause inflammation to run rampant. Adjustments also align your spine to ensure that your nervous system can function to the best of its ability. Since the nervous system is a huge contributor to your immune system, this is a great benefit to those suffering from chronic inflammation. The adjustments also can help with joint pain that can be caused by the condition.
Chiropractors treat the person and not just the condition. This means that they may suggest other ways to help control your chronic inflammation. Lifestyle changes can make a significant impact on your overall health. They can also help reboot your immune system to put a stop to the endless cycle of pain.
Lifestyle Changes for Managing Chronic Inflammation
A low calorie, nutrient-dense diet can reduce inflammation. Eating things such as fresh fruits, dark green leafy vegetables, fish, and other lean proteins can help provide you with nutrients your body craves. It also provides you with a better balance of essential fatty acids. This type of diet can help your body develop healthier immune responses. In addition, vitamins such ad magnesium and vitamin D have also been shown to help with this chronic condition.
In addition to eating well, you also want to make sure that you’re getting enough exercise. This helps reduce inflammation, joint pain, and stiffness. A healthier body is also able to recover from injury and illness more quickly. Exercise is also very important for your spine and your nervous system. Maintaining strong muscles will ensure that you can support your body adequately. This helps keep pressure off of nerves.
Other lifestyle changes include drinking more water to help keep your body hydrated and PH balanced. Stopping smoking is another great way to reduce your risk for chronic inflammation. Smoking causes inflammation throughout your body because it triggers your immune system. Getting the right amount of quality sleep also can help improve your condition and reduce stress. Inadequate sleep causes molecular changes in your body which increase inflammation.
Revolutionary Treatment Options
Here at Epic Healthcare & Physical Medicine we also offer amniotic stem cell treatments. We do not use amniotic cells from the fetus; instead we use cells from only the amniotic fluid or membrane. This allows us to provide revolutionary treatment options to our patients while still maintaining an ethical practice.
These treatments reduce inflammation while promoting the regrowth of damaged tissue. This incredible treatment option can help reduce the pain associated with this chronic condition throughout your body. This has helped countless patients take their life back from chronic pain.
If you are suffering from chronic inflammation, please give us a call. We can schedule an appointment to discuss your symptoms and create a treatment plan to get your life back on track. Don’t allow yourself to suffer needlessly when there are so many fantastic treatment options available.