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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Chiropractic Care & Autoimmune Diseases: What You Need to Know

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If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, it is natural to feel scared and anxious. Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and celiac disease can have a serious impact on quality of life.

Conventional Medicine versus Chiropractic Care: What’s the Difference?


Conventional medicine focuses on treating autoimmune disease symptoms, rather than the root cause. Doctors may prescribe medications like anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids or immunosuppressants. While these medications may help manage some symptoms, they are not a long-term treatment solution. In fact, the long-term use of immunosuppressants may even lead to additional health problems. Chiropractic care is different. While chiropractic care cannot “cure” an autoimmune disease, these treatments do focus on the root cause, rather than just symptoms. This holistic approach to care enhances whole body wellness from within and may produce the ability to go without the need for medication.

How Fort Worth Chiropractor Dr. Michlin Addresses Autoimmune Diseases


At Back To Health Family Chiropractic, our Fort Worth chiropractor Dr. Chris Michlin and Nancy Michlin follow a whole body wellness approach to care.
  1. Chiropractic care. Dr. Michlin starts by evaluating a patient’s nerve and spinal health. This includes the Atlas vertebra, the top bone of the spine. A nerve impingement at the Atlas vertebra can affect the brain stem’s ability to send and receive messages between the brain and the body. This nerve interface can trigger a negative feedback loop, shutting down the body’s systems. Atlas orthogonal adjustments help to alleviate nerve compression and stop the negative feedback loop at the source.
  2. Nutrition evaluation. Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut? In addition to Atlas Vertebra adjustments, Dr. Michlin will assess your gut health. The wrong food in the gut can hurt the body’s ability to function. A full nutritional assessment will identify potential food triggers that are affecting gut health.
  3. Supplements. If we don’t have the right food in our guts, our bodies will not function. Nutrition supplements, together with dietary changes, can correct these problems. The right supplements can bring balance back to your gut and support whole body health from within.
For more information on the benefits of chiropractic care for autoimmune diseases, schedule a consultation with Dr. Michlin today. Call 817-810-9111 or click here for a map to our convenient location!

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