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The Secret Spinal Chiropractic Treatment for Acne

By Chris Brown

A new pimple or blackhead can add painful skin and additional stress to important events like weddings or interviews. With the discovery of a new red facial spot in your morning mirror, you may start questioning recent diet or cleanliness habits. Oftentimes, though, an acne breakout has nothing to do with any controllable factors. Its cause can be far below skin deep, related to seemingly unrelated bodily issues. As chiropractic approaches healthcare with a holistic view, your local chiropractor may spot previously missed causes for your hard-to-rid acne. While chiropractic treatment likely won't solve all of your acne problems, a visit can help boost your current treatment regimen.

Not Just a Clogged Pore

Acne is, in its simplest definition, nothing more than a pore clogged by dead skin cells, oil, or dirt. The clog can sometimes develop an infection or worsen to the point of permanent scarring. Simply cleaning one's skin doesn't prevent acne formation. Elements such as stress, medications, hormonal changes, genetics, or nutrition can contribute to one's susceptibility to acne. This is why acne is so prevalent in the teenage years, a body's hormone system is kicking into gear. The range of possible contributing factors makes even the strongest medication unable to prevent acne in some people. For those whose source of acne is primarily hormonal, chiropractic may be able to help.

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Clear the Skin

The body's hormones are in such a delicate balance that even the slightest changes in levels show as abnormalities throughout the body. One such way hormonal imbalances are revealed is through the skin with breakouts of pimples and acne lesions. This is why anything that effects hormone balance-pregnancy, puberty, menopause, or birth control can set off an acne attack. Chiropractic is able to correct spinal dysfunctions that restrict the central nervous system's hormonal operation. Particularly, the T-9 through T-11 vertebrae (located in the lower back) facilitate nervous function of the hormone producing organs (such as the adrenals). The chiropractor's vertebral corrections can optimize hormone production and solve any acne-causing imbalances that are produced by those spinal restrictions.

The Joint Chiropractic is conveniently open evening and weekend hours to evaluate your spinal alignment and correct any dysfunction that may be worsening your acne. Sessions are affordable without insurance and walk-ins are welcome. So stop by one of The Joint's 500-plus clinics nationwide for a step toward clearer skin.

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

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