Lyme Disease: A Chiropractic Solution
By Sara Butler
Tick season has arrived and along with it, Lyme disease. Lyme disease strikes all across the United States, but it’s a misunderstood and often misdiagnosed condition that can have a serious impact on your health. Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease and how the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help.
Lyme Disease: What is it?
Lyme disease is an illness spread by ticks. When some types of ticks bite you, they transfer bacteria into your system. These bacteria commonly cause these symptoms:
- Liver inflammation
- Flu-like symptoms
- Rash where bitten
- Neurological problems
- Joint pain
- Heart problems
- Eye inflammation
Commonly, antibiotics are given after diagnosis, but even some people who receive antibiotics for the bacterial infection continue to have recurring symptoms of the disease for months or even years after. That’s where chiropractic care comes into play.
How Chiropractic Can Help
If you are diagnosed with Lyme disease but continue to have symptoms, then chiropractic care may be your best option. With the help of the chiropractors at The Joint, you can treat lingering symptoms such as:
- Muscle weakness
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Joint inflammation
- Migraine headaches
At The Joint, its chiropractors utilize a variety of treatments to help you deal with your symptoms to find relief. After an evaluation, the chiropractor will work with you to create a treatment plan to help treat your symptoms that may include:
- Exercise and stretches - Your chiropractor may suggest specific stretches or exercise that can help to reduce muscle stiffness, improve joint mobility, and control inflammation. Often these can be done at home, at any time, to help you manage your symptoms and encourage healing.
- Nutrition - Eating right is important to help you maintain energy and manage symptoms.
- Spinal adjustments - These hands-on treatment techniques help to improve the overall function of your central nervous system and improve communication between your brain and the rest of your body. Adjustments help encourage healing and improve your comfort in the process.
- Lifestyle suggestions - Chiropractors can help patients understand how healthy behaviors impact the effects of Lyme disease. These may include proper sleep, exercise, and stress management.
If you have been diagnosed with Lyme disease and need help with your symptoms, come into The Joint Chiropractic today to embark on the road to recovery.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbia, S.C.