Did you know that autoimmune disease is the third largest category of disease in the United States behind heart disease and cancer? There are more than 80 autoimmune diseases and they affect over 50 million Americans. Women are 75% more likely to be affected by autoimmune disorders, especially African-American, Hispanic-American and Native American women.
Autoimmune diseases can affect blood vessels, connective tissue, endocrine glands, joints, muscles, red blood cells, and skin, which makes them difficult to diagnose because of the wide range of symptoms and unknown cause. They can also affect your organs, such as the liver, intestines or kidneys.
Chiropractic and autoimmune diseases are connected, in that spinal misalignments can put pressure on your nervous system, which interferes with your brain’s ability to tell your body to fight illness. While traditional medicine focuses on minimizing and treating symptoms, Dr. Grabouski focuses on getting to the root cause of your issue. The treatment goals for most autoimmune diseases include reduction of symptoms, control the autoimmune response and maintain the body’s ability to fight disease.
Chiropractic works by freeing your nervous system from interference and allowing your musculoskeletal system to move better after each adjustment. This improves your range of motion, and improved brain-body communication which improves the function of every single system in your body.
Additionally, a gentle, focused chiropractic adjustment in our Overland Park chiropractic office can:
- improve sleep
- help regulate heart rate
- decrease blood pressure
- improve mental cognition
- support organ function
- regulate stress hormones
- reduce inflammation of joints and surrounding tissue
- boost the immune system
- provide pain relief
- improve overall quality of life
- speed up the body’s recovery processes
We meet you where you are at on your health and wellness journey, and help you understand and reconnect with your body as you heal. Oftentimes, being heard, being truly cared for, and being a value partner in your own health is life-changing. For those who struggle with autoimmune disease, we offer a holistic, natural approach to pain relief and healing that does not require medications with side affects.
If you are in need of the best chiropractic care in Overland Park, KS, or you’d just like more information about how chiropractic can help with your autoimmune disorder, Dr. Grabouski can help. Give us a call for answers to all your questions, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.