When autoimmune diseases first appear, the symptoms resemble those of a common cold or flu, which explains why these diseases are so difficult to diagnose. The symptoms worsen over time, and may include extreme fatigue, joint pain and swelling, skin problems, abdominal pain or digestive issues, recurring fever, and swollen glands. If left untreated, immune system dysfunction can wreak havoc on your body. These attacks can cause kidney failure and decreased lung function in severe cases. When left untreated or unmanaged, an autoimmune disease can become fatal.
Immunosuppressants are commonly prescribed by doctors to help reduce symptoms and send your body into remission. While these medications can be beneficial, they also suppress your immune system, reducing your body's natural ability to combat viruses and bacteria. Your immune system is weakened, making you more susceptible to infections. Chiropractic care is a natural way to boost your immune system and alleviate the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Chiropractic treatment focuses on spinal alignment. When the spine is misaligned even slightly, it can cause nerve interference, impairing the body's ability to function properly. Misalignments are corrected, the body can begin to heal, and optimal function is restored by gently adjusting the spine.
Be encouraged if you or someone you care about has had their quality of life impacted by an autoimmune disease. Chiropractic care offers hope! Our mission is to improve overall health and quality of life. Make an appointment with us today to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care!