Can A Chiropractor Help With Certain Diseases?

Can A Chiropractor Help With Certain Diseases? If so, which ones?

The chiropractor treatment has been in existence from the dawn of ages. As way back as 2700 BC, humans have been manipulating the spine and lower parts of the body to alleviate back pain. This part of the healthcare system specializes in relieving many health issues related to back pain. The treatment improves diet, cleansing and detoxification. Treating these simple issues can aid in lowering the growth of other diseases such as cancer.

However, chiropractors are not curers of many diseases, but their practices are beneficial in treating some diseases. The chiropractor can refer a patient with a condition beyond their field to a medical center specializing in such treatment. Referring people to proper healthcare is part of their training. They are specialized in healing conditions from within, not alleviating the symptoms. For instance, a chiropractor adjusts the spine to remove the stuck joint that causes back pain or routine exercise and diet to avoid diabetes. However, a chiropractor can have a considerable benefit in curing autoimmune diseases.

There are many ways to treat autoimmune diseases, and chiropractic care is one. Read on to know what these diseases are and how a chiropractor can help alleviate such cases.

What are autoimmune diseases?

The immune systems are responsible for battling bacteria to keep the body healthy. They protect the body against bacteria, viruses, germs and other toxins that could affect the body. The toxins are separated, gathered and wiped out by these cells to protect your inner body from damage. The immune system is also responsible for smooth breathing and blood flow.

But sometimes, these toxic substances still get into the body due to a weak immune system. Autoimmune diseases include fibromyalgia or lupus, which can affect the well-being of a person. A report by the National Institute of Health states that more people live with autoimmune diseases than those living with cancer.

Why do we get them?

Sadly, the cause of the autoimmune disease is not yet known in the medical sphere. But there are speculations on cases that can lead to contracting the disease, such as genetics and environment. A person can contract the autoimmune disease by genetics. The disease is transferable from one family member to another. If a family member suffers from an autoimmune disease, there are higher chances of someone suffering from the same disease. The environment is the second cause of autoimmune diseases. Things in the environment like silica leading to scleroderma and other pharmaceutical agents like lupus can cause the diseases. Also, an unhealthy diet is another way to increase the chances of contracting these diseases, plus lack of exercise and a stressful lifestyle.

How can chiropractic treat autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases can be treated using different approaches such as medication. Medications prescribed to patients are immunosuppressant drugs that can hinder the body from fighting other diseases in the body. However, chiropractor care is an effective form of treatment for these diseases. The care focuses on alleviating symptoms instead of healing the body. The process improves the ability of the body to battle these diseases while boosting physiological function. The treatment creates a free function of the nervous and musculoskeletal system resulting in calmness and movement.

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