What Is Inflammation? Our Chiropractor in Stoke on Trent Explains

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
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • 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:

  1. 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.
  1. 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
    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.

 

To learn more, book an appointment at our Newcastle Chiropractic Clinic by ringing 01782 711 191 or you can book an appointment online at our website here.

David Hemingway

Had a great consultation followed by my first hr session. Very positive, friendly and informative. Hope to carry on
David Hemingway
13/02/2024

Janet

I don’t know what I’d do without my monthly appointment. My movement vastly improved and there has been a reduction in persistent when I discovered this clinic.
Janet
13/02/2024

Greg Methven

After being diagnosed with BPPV Vertigo I was really suffering and after not really making any progress with the Betahistine prescribed by the Doctor at the Royal Stoke I decided to see Dr Finn, who has previously resolved other muscular and skeletal injuries for myself and my family. With BPPV Vertigo being an issue with the inner ear I wasn’t sure if this was something he could resolve promptly ? The clinic fitted me in really quickly and after just two short visits my BPPV was fully resolved. After spending so much time on 111 and at the hospital I was relieved at how swiftly and efficiently Dr Finn resolved my BPPV, which was really bad. I can fully recommend this clinic for this and other treatments in a professional and effective manner. 10/10
Greg Methven
11/02/2024

Stephen Banks

First class service from Rob and team
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06/02/2024

Richard Moth

My wife was suddenly in real pain around her hip area and upon making a phone call to Newcastle Chiropractic was given an immediate appointment. With a total of no more than 20 minutes she was feeling a lot less pain and doing gentle walking as recommended by Rob. She’s very grateful with a lot less pain and feeling mobile again.
Richard Moth
06/02/2024

John Nyansera

The staff members handle their clients professionally.
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25/01/2024

Linda Machin

I first started seeing Rob in 1998 when he took over from Jane Hvas at the Brampton Clinic. I have now been a patient of Robs for 25 years. I don't know what I would have done without the treatment and support I have re eived from him. He's simply the best.
Linda Machin
24/01/2024

Francesco Alfano

Dott. Burcu Cetinkaya is the best chiropractor I've ever been treated by, and I've had many. Since the first visit at the clinic I've been examinated and listened very carefully about my problems and I've been given a personalised plan of treatment and exercises straight away. I've been checked vertebra by vertebra and rettified my posture, basically if there is a problem she will find out and I've never been so happy with my back, my problems they're gone and my posture is the best ever. I can't thank dott. Burcu enough even if an emergency occurred she has been always available and makes me feel safe.
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Paul Proffitt

Should have come to Newcastle chiropractic a year ago save wasting a year trying get sorted with the NHS, Came to Newcastle Chiropractic and was met by friendly staff and Dr Burcu who couldn’t help enough, don’t know where I would have been with out the help I have received from Dr Burcu.
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