Chiropractic & Inflammation

Infection, damage and irritation in the body are all responses of inflammation, your body’s defense mechanism. 

Acute Inflammation

Inflammation can be caused by a mosquito bite or an ankle sprain. Acute inflammation is your body’s attempt to get rid of unwanted irritants and germs by increasing movement of fluids and white blood cells around the area. With time, the process allows you to heal.

Oftentimes, this leads to redness, swelling and, sometimes, pain, and can cause the affected areas to affect your daily bodily functions.

Chronic Inflammation

This is very different from acute inflammation. Chronic inflammation arises due to an imbalanced immune system or illnesses that make the immune system attack healthy tissues or conditions that extend inflammatory responses longer than necessary. Chronic inflammation is made worse by unfavorable diets, lack of sleep and stress.

Chiropractic care may be effective if you have Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis. You might be poised to consider chiropractic as a way to help you reduce inflammation.

Why Chiropractic?

So the ultimate goal of chiropractic treatment is to get the vertebrae of the spine properly aligned to optimize the flow of nerves in your body, which is one of the major pillars to good health. When your nerves are healthy, your body's biomechanics function normally. 

Having a healthy spine and good biomechanics stops the production of neuropeptides, which can help reduce inflammation.

Furthermore, chiropractic can also effectively reduce cytokine production, the proteins that regulate cells in the immune system. Don’t get us wrong, cytokines are a good thing to have, but when they accumulate, they can overwhelm your body and trigger a serious inflammatory response. Studies also show that chiropractic treatment may benefit other parts of the body while relieving inflammation.

Your Chiropractor Has The Answers You’ll Need

Our doctors at ATLAS have encyclopedic knowledge when it comes to having and maintaining good spinal health. They’ll keep you accountable and share bespoke advice on how you can optimize your lifestyle to reduce inflammation. Some of these tips and advice can include everything from anti-inflammation diets and exercise to weight loss strategies and stress management. Don’t wait around for things to fix themselves. Come see us at least, we’ll let you know whether chiropractic care is actually needed.

Book An Appointment

Begin your journey of optimal physical and mental wellness with ATLAS today. If you are ready to book your session with us, call +852 2110 3901 to get your health back on track!

ATLAS Chiropractic
8/F, 10 Pottinger St, Central, Hong Kong
+852 2110 3901

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