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How Chiropractic Care Can Help Diabetes
February 17, 2017

Diabetes is a painful and debilitating disease. It can strike at any point in a person’s life, though Type II is most common and most common in adults. Diabetes is usually managed through diet, exercise, and medication such as insulin. Interestingly, emerging research suggests that regular chiropractic care could now have a place in a treatment regimen as well. While more research is always needed to explain original findings, things look promising for this type of holistic treatment. Here are some ways that chiropractic care helps manage diabetes.

Spinal misalignment can cut blood flow to pancreas

Anyone suffering from back pain knows that not only is misalignment painful, but it also limits your range of motion. For this reason, many people visit a chiropractor to help realign their spine and alleviate the pain. It’s amazing how much of a difference just one appointment can make.  However, chiropractic care can do so much more for your body. Many people don’t even realize that when their spine is slightly misaligned, it can affect their entire body. For this reason, most issues are treated with over the counter medications or with a prescription. In truth, even a slight misalignment could have a big effect on your pancreas.

The nerves that control your pancreas and related area are located in your upper to mid back. Stimulation of these nerves increases blood flow, ensuring that your organ is nourished by oxygen rich blood. Unfortunately, when your spine is misaligned, the blood flow to your pancreas decreases. This leaves your organ too weak to properly regulate your blood sugar levels. Chiropractic care helps to realign your spine and get your pancreas the blood it needs to function.

Nerves under pressure may send poor signals for organs

Compressed nerves may contribute to studies finding in favor of chiropractic care. The nerves that run through and around your back send information to and from your organs and your central nervous system. The health of these nerves is essential to the health of your central nervous system. With a robust nervous system, your body is able to respond to dips or surges in your blood sugar more accurately.  As a result, your pancreas gets accurate signals, making it easier to respond properly.

Studies show chiropractic care in conjunction with other controllers reduces need for insulin

Emerging studies continue to add chiropractic care to the regimen for newly diagnosed diabetics. This regimen includes a healthy diet and prescribed, regular exercise. In the studies, diabetics who followed the regimen for as little as one month required less medication, including insulin. As insulin dependency grows over time, the ability to nip it in the bud through controlling diabetes another way, remains excellent.

More studies are needed to pinpoint the extent of what proper chiropractic care can do for people with diabetes. The current trend in research shows promise for the treatment of diabetes through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care, in addition to managing your diet and exercise, can go a long way towards stabilizing your blood sugar levels. Long-term, anything that helps you limit or remove insulin from your medications is great.

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