Just as no two snowflakes are the same, no two people are exactly alike.  We could live in the exact same area, breathe the exact same air, and still experience different illnesses or diseases.  Everyone has a different lifestyle than other people, even those in close proximity to them.  We eat different foods, have different levels of physical activity, and react differently to sicknesses.  Some of us have the ability to fight off certain viruses or foreign bodies, while others of us don’t have these same abilities.  If you are suffering from an autoimmune disease, your body lacks the ability to fight off foreign invaders as easily as others.  But there is hope with chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor.

Autoimmune Diseases and the Nervous System

The central nervous system controls the function of the immune system.  The immune system is what protects the body from unwanted invaders such as bacteria, viruses, and toxins.  In the case of an autoimmune disease, instead of protecting you, your immune system turns against you.  Unfortunately, this is more common than we would like to think.  There are over 80 known autoimmune diseases that can be identified, the most common of these being asthma, lupus, and fibromyalgia.  In fact, more people suffer from autoimmune diseases than cancer or cardiovascular disease.

When first appearing, autoimmune diseases can begin much like the common cold or flu.  However, over time, especially if they go undiagnosed, autoimmune diseases can become a serious health problem.  Look for symptoms such as extreme fatigue, prolonged flu symptoms, problems with the urinary tract or respiratory system, or stiffness in the joints, muscles, arms, or legs.  Doctors can help boost the immune system but chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor is essential for fighting autoimmune diseases and getting your life back.

Chiropractic Care Manages Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases

While the cause of autoimmune disease remains a mystery, there are methods to treat the pain and discomfort that comes along with these diseases.  Medicines can help, but unfortunately some of these medications that have been known to provide relief are also immunosuppressants, which can in turn reduce your body’s ability to fight off other forms of illness.  Without your natural defenses in place, the body is vulnerable to infections.  But chiropractic care with Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic is a natural method for combating autoimmune disease.

Chiropractors focus on the body’s incredible ability to heal itself by improving nervous system and immune system function.  Spinal subluxations, or misalignments, can cause nerve interference that disrupts the body’s ability to function properly.  Chiropractic care removes these misalignments and the nerve interference so the body can begin to heal and function at high levels of health once again.

The Amazing Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Autoimmune Diseases

Because chiropractic is so specific and focused on restoring proper spinal alignment and body function, many people have experienced relief from autoimmune diseases with regular chiropractic care.  In one such study, a 31-year-old woman suffered from lupus and fibromyalgia.  She suffered from extreme fatigue, weakness, pain throughout the body, poor balance, clumsiness, and dizziness.  After six months of regular chiropractic care, she saw amazing results.  Her gait improved, she was able to walk on her own again, balance was restored, and pain and fatigue decreased significantly.

If you or someone you love has had their life turned upside down by an autoimmune disease, there is hope with chiropractic care. Contact Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic to schedule an appointment and restore your quality of life one again.

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