Inflammation is a natural response by the body to both heal and protect itself from attack by harmful pathogens, injuries, or other irritants. But, when chronic and uncontrolled, inflammation has the potential to contribute to the development of bone spurs, arthritis, and even cardiovascular issues. However, you don’t have to live with inflammation and its varied symptoms; Dr. Pete Lazarnick in Carrollton, GA offers these inflammation-reducing techniques.
Treatments for Reducing Inflammation
Spinal manipulations and gentle adjustments help to realign the spine, which enhances a nervous system’s functioning and capacity. Compressed or irritated nerves can be released by a chiropractic adjustment, which reduces inflammation and pain and encourages healing.
Mobilization methodologies are effective in helping to lessen stiffness, which improves joint mobility. Ultimately, these technique contributes to improved circulation and a reduction in inflammation.
Soft Tissue Methodologies
Soft tissue manipulation, which includes various types of massage, therapeutic ultrasound, and stretching, can help improve blood flow while reducing muscle tension, resulting in less inflammation in targeted areas.
Hot & Cold Therapies
Heat or cold (i.e., ice pack cryotherapy) therapies are used by chiropractors as these effectively help to manage inflammation and related pain emanating from inflamed joints or muscle tension.
Electrical Stimulation Therapies
These treatments promote healing and reduce inflammation when applied to specific target areas. E-Stim therapies include –
- Electrical Muscle Stimulation
- Microcurrent Therapy
- Interferential Current Therapy
As holistic healers who seek to help prevent injury, chiropractors also offer guidance regarding proper ergonomics at home and at work and advice on the importance of maintaining good posture, as this puts less strain on joints/muscles – reducing the potential for chronic inflammation. Other lifestyle recommendations that can help reduce inflammation include –
- Stress Reduction
- Appropriate nutrition may include a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods – leafy greens, berries, fish rich in Omego-3 fatty acids, and more. Avoiding sugary, processed foods or red meat will help reduce the body’s inclination toward inflammation.
- Sufficient exercise to avoid carrying excess weight. Note that physical activity has been shown to help reduce inflammation.
Contact a Leading Carrollton, GA Chiropractor Today
For additional information on the various techniques and therapies that can help reduce inflammation and related symptoms, contact Dr. Pete or a staff member at 770-832-2226 or online. We look forward to helping you move pain-free.