When you think of inflammation you probably associate it with something bad in the body.  That is both true and false depending on the situation.

When your body is flooded with viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens inflammation is actually a good thing.  Your body releases white blood cells (the good cells) that fight off disease.  This is where inflammation helps protect the body.  On the other hand, when there is chronic inflammation in the body which can be due to many different factors, this is where it can lead to symptoms such as pain, swelling, redness, joint dysfunction, fatigue, muscle stiffness as well as a whole host of other conditions.

How to eliminate inflammation

Many people who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases do not know what to do about it.  Some may take the “traditional” route and look to use drugs, steroid injections, or even surgery to help with their symptoms and pain.  However, there is more and more research coming out showing the negative side effects, high costs, and ineffectiveness of these types of treatments.  More and more physicians are realizing that you have to get to the root of the problem and fix it there.

Change the way you eat

Eating an anti-inflammatory diet can help reduce system-wide inflammation and help your body not only feel better but function better.  By eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein and cutting out the processed junk you can make a significant difference in your body and how it functions.  Omega-3 supplements can also help decrease your body’s inflammatory response.  Another easy thing to start doing is increasing your water intake. This helps to pump out the toxins and excess inflammation.  It also helps to rehydrate your tissues, joints, and cells.

How chiropractic care can help

When your spine is not moving and functioning properly and is misaligned it can put increased pressure on the surrounding joints, discs, nerves, and muscles.  This can lead to increased inflammation and swelling and ultimately pain.  The decreased nerve flow can affect how your body handles and processes everything you do.  Adjustments may help to restore proper function and motion to help your body function at its best!  If you are looking for a wellness and maintenance based chiropractor in Frisco, come check us out at Express Chiropractic of Frisco!

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