At Newcastle chiropractic clinic it is not uncommon for patients visiting our chiropractors to present with some form of inflammation. They are usually worried about the pain caused by their inflammation or the impact that it has on their mobility and overall wellbeing.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to physical injury, infection, or disease. There are also several autoimmune conditions that can cause inflammation. These conditions can be quite painful and debilitating.
Our clients are excited to discover that chiropractors are very familiar with the causes of inflammation. We can offer useful advice on how to relieve the pain and pressure associated with chronic inflammation.
Do you have questions about inflammation? Book an appointment with our experienced Stoke Chiro at Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by ringing 01782 711 191 or you can book an appointment online on our website here.
What is Inflammation? Our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent Explains
Inflammation is a normal physiological process that happens in everyone. Whenever the immune system detects that an area of the body is injured or exposed to dangerous pathogens/toxins, it will send additional cells to that area to facilitate healing. This includes neutrophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, plasma cells, and histiocytes. The presence of these cells causes inflammation.
There are two types of inflammation:
- Acute inflammation
This is inflammation that only occurs for a short period of time. It is typically the result of a short-term illness or injury like an abrasion or influenza. Once you have recovered from the injury or illness, the inflammation goes away.
- Chronic inflammation
This is a less severe form of inflammation, but one that is long-lasting. Chronic inflammation can occur without the presence of obvious injuries and is usually linked to autoimmune disorders and other diseases.
The symptoms of inflammation include redness, loss of function, heat, pain, and swelling. Chronic inflammation can have a much wider set of symptoms because of its prolonged nature and various causes.
One example of a condition that causes chronic inflammation would be rheumatoid arthritis. It is not uncommon amongst patients who visit our Newcastle chiropractor clinic. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissue. It results in chronic inflammation and the following symptoms:
- Joint pain
- Loss of function in the affected joints
- Numbness and tingling
Inflammation caused by autoimmune conditions will not go away unless you can treat the disease itself. However, symptoms can often be mitigated by visiting our Stoke chiro to receive treatment on the affected parts of the body.
Inflammation can also be caused by diet. Foods including alcohol, sugar, refined carbohydrates, and trans fats can all elicit an inflammatory response.
How Can A Chiropractor Help You Manage Inflammation?
There are two ways that a chiropractor can help clients suffering from inflammation:
- Performing adjustments for healthy joint function
Chiropractors can perform adjustments to the vertebrae and other joints in the body to ensure they are correctly aligned. This can help reduce inflammation associated with incorrect alignment and joint injuries.
- Useful lifestyle advice
Chiropractors take a holistic approach when it comes to your health. In addition to ensuring your musculoskeletal system is functioning well, our Stoke chiro will help you develop healthy eating and exercise habits. Patients who visit our Newcastle chiropractic clinic receive personalised advice on:
- Anti-inflammatory diets
We can help you plan a new diet that reduces the amount of inflammation in your body. This diet will be focused on foods renowned for their anti-inflammatory capacity, like fatty fish, green tea, turmeric, avocados, berries, and tomatoes.
- Stress management
Stress is a major contributor to inflammation. Our chiropractor in Stoke on Trent can provide you with advice on how to incorporate various stress management techniques into your life.
Exercise can be one of the most effective ways to reduce inflammation. Our chiropractor can help you develop an exercise program that is appropriate for your current fitness level and any health conditions that you are dealing with.