CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS HELP REDUCE INFLAMMATORY AGENTS
The primary purpose of chiropractic care is to realign the vertebrae in your spine to reduce pressure on the nerves and promote a healthy nervous system. When the spine and other joints are properly aligned, and your nerves function as they should, your body’s biomechanics return to normal.
Getting adjusted regularly may also help reduce the production of cytokines, proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system. When cytokines build up, they can cause a severe inflammatory response. Preliminary studies suggest that adjustments may help not only the affected areas but other parts of the body as well.
CHIROPRACTIC AND LIFESTYLE PROPER LIFESTYLE CHOICES
Along with beneficial spinal adjustments, lifestyle changes can fight chronic inflammation within the body.
· Anti-inflammation diet: A nutrient-dense, low-calorie diet comprised largely of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, and fish can help reduce inflammation. Taking vitamin D, magnesium, and fish oil supplements to help promote joint health and inflammation.
· Exercise: Physical exercise promotes healthy bodily functions and reduces inflammation. Make time for 30 minutes of aerobics and 15 minutes of weight training four to five days a week.
· Weight loss: If you are overweight, your body is naturally more inflammatory. Losing weight with diet and exercise can help decrease this.
· Stress management: Manage your stress by meditating, doing yoga, or trying other techniques such as walking. Getting enough sleep can also help you tackle stressful situations more effectively.
If you deal with a chronic inflammatory disease, getting adjusted regularly can ease your symptoms. A balanced approach that includes getting adjusted, proper nutrition, exercise, and effective stress management can lead to an all-around healthier you.