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Chiropractic Help for Chronic Inflammation

By Sara Butler

The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic see a variety of patients every day and in those interactions, they see a multitude of daily habits that can make or break health. One of the most important things to keep on your radar as you get older is the role chronic inflammation plays in your health. Many people don't understand how destructive chronic inflammation is to continued health and wellness. Here's what you need to know about it and how the chiropractors at The Joint can help.

It's a Silent Killer

The medical community is beginning to see how chronic inflammation fits into the larger picture of health. When most people think of inflammation, they think of the swelling that shows up right after an injury -- but chronic inflammation is a different beast.

There are no real outwardly visible signs of chronic inflammation, which is why it's so dangerous. Instead of flashing red lights that let you know for sure something is wrong, you may instead experience symptoms such as:

  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Allergies
  • Joint pain
  • Back pain

It Sets the Stage

The biggest problem with chronic inflammation is how it sets the stage for disease in your body. It's been linked to an increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. It's also thought to play a role in problems such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, but research is still being done to explore this possible link.

What You Can Do

Ready to give chronic inflammation the old heave-ho? The good news is that by changing some habits, you can greatly reduce your risk of chronic inflammation and its impact on your long-term health.

You should:

  • See the chiropractor regularly - Working with a chiropractor to keep your central nervous system in good shape is one way to help reduce the stress your body is under
  • Forget the processed foods - Processed foods are packed with chemicals that can make chronic inflammation worse, so eat less processed, whole foods
  • Floss - Yes, daily flossing can help keep the bad bacteria out and reduce inflammation
  • Reduce stress - Find ways to actively reduce stress in your life and you'll reduce inflammation too

Chronic inflammation is serious, so make sure you proactively work to reduce its impact on your health and wellness. If you need help, the chiropractors at The Joint are here to help!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Aurora, Colo.

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