Do you suffer from fingers or toes that turn blue or white? Are they tingly or painful? If so, you may be experiencing symptoms of Raynaud’s Syndrome. This disorder affects the blood flow to your fingers and toes, causing them to turn colors. For some, it may just turn your hands or feet colors, but for others, it can also be painful. Not much is known about what causes Raynaud’s Syndrome, but we are learning more and more as to what leads to Raynaud’s and how to best manage symptoms. One effective method for managing this issue is Charlotte chiropractic care. It can improve blood flow to bring about relief from symptoms and restore proper function to the body.
What Causes Raynaud’s Syndrome?
There are many factors that can affect those who have been diagnosed with Raynaud’s Syndrome. It is most common in women over 30 and those who live in colder climates. Because this disorder affects blood flow, cold weather can cause blood vessels to constrict even more and blood flow to worsen. This lack of blood flow is what causes fingers and toes to turn blue or white, primarily due to the stress on your blood vessels. After an attack of Raynaud’s is over and normal circulation returns, you may experience tingling or pain in the extremities. In severe cases, Raynaud’s can lead to skin sores or even tissue death in the hands or feet.
Chiropractic Care for Raynaud’s
Simple ways to manage Raynaud’s Syndrome may include soaking your hands in warm water during an attack or even keeping hands and feet warm with specialized gloves or socks in colder temperatures. Chiropractic care is also a great way to manage restricted blood flow that can cause an attack of Raynaud’s. Spinal misalignments can lead to a variety of problems within the body, including lack of communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body. This can lead not only to dysfunction, but also to lack of proper blood flow. An overactive sympathetic nervous system may add to the stress and lead to more instances of attacks. A spinal misalignment could be the source of an overactive sympathetic nervous system and the primary cause of your Raynaud’s symptoms. Dr. Grant Lisetor, a well-known Charlotte chiropractor, will perform an examination of your spine and will remove spinal misalignments with a precise and scientific chiropractic adjustment. Once spinal misalignments are removed, the stress levels in your body decrease while blood flow increases, reducing or even alleviating Raynaud’s attacks altogether.
Chiropractic Care Is a Proven Method
Case studies have proven that chiropractic care can decrease Raynaud’s Syndrome and its associated attacks. In one case study, a 29-year-old female sought chiropractic care after suffering from Raynaud’s for over 10 years. After 11 weeks of consistent chiropractic visits, her symptoms decreased and her neurological functions increased.
If Raynaud’s has affected your life, seek relief with chiropractic care. Dr. Grant Lisetor of Greater Life Chiropractic has helped others not only find relief from Raynaud’s symptoms, but also improve overall health, wellness, and body function. He wants to help you, too! Call today to schedule an appointment.
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