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This article focuses on non-genetic connective tissue disorders with an auto-immune link. The definitions (from Wikipedia or WebMD) will show you a common link and we will explain to you why chiropractic and nutrition are a vital part of getting you to and keeping you in a re-missive state for a better quality of life. It is likely that you are on medicine and anti-inflammatories. The negative side effects of these also are likely causing you to be on more medication. Unwinding the puzzle that is you and your disorder is integral to co-care and a higher quality of life.
Fibromyalgia: a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that are typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances; fibromyositis.
Lupus (SLE): is a disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, skin, and internal organs.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): is a disease in which the immune system attacks the thin membrane called the synovium lining the joints, causing pain, stiffness, warmth, and swelling of the joints and inflammation throughout the body.
Mixed connective tissue disease: characteristics of several diseases, including lupus, scleroderma, polymyositis, or dermatomyositis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Chronic fatigue syndrome: a medical condition of unknown cause, with fever, aching, and prolonged tiredness and depression, typically occurring after a viral infection.
(This disorder actually has a very common origin: strep throat as a child, Mono, then chronic fatigue all related to the Epstein Barr Virus. Other forms of chronic fatigue of ‘unknown origin’ are a life of stress, depletion, improper movement, and nutrition. Dr.J)
All of these disorders have a common denominator, which is thought to be inflammation.However, inflammation is defined as a LOCAL physical condition in which part of the body becomes red, swollen, hot and painful ***especially in a reaction to an injury or infection. This does not encompass the totality of these conditions. An autoimmune response is related to a disease that is caused by antibodies or lymphocytes produced against substances naturally present in the body. Again, these disorders all cannot be fully classified as auto-immune. But they can all be classified as a problem that is in the connective tissue.
Connective tissue is the covering or coat of every single muscle in the body. It is the skin of the muscle and connects all the organs in the body and all this to our external skin. In fact, connective tissue gone wrong is scar tissue!
It is our understanding that some disorders and diseases are never truly gone, but can only be managed. This would be due to stress, trauma, psychological, or genetic origin. However,baseline health all starts from the same place. Regardless of your diagnosis, your life can be improved with direct sunlight, whole food eating, proper nutritional supplementation (and I stress proper, not fad of the month), rebuilding your gland and immune system, good sleep hygiene, walks, stretching, and chiropractic adjustments. If it seems that we are suggesting a full life overhaul, we are. It does not have to be difficult, though. It can be done over the course of a year to two years. After all, this condition has taken sometimes a lifetime to manifest.
The reason that chiropractic adjustments help all these conditions is because the brain tells the nerves to tell the body what to do. When there are stuck areas, areas of the spine that are not moving well, your body cannot function to its fullest potential to heal. And chiropractic care adds movements to these areas, usually the spine, that cause the body to function properly again. Likewise, sometimes the easiest first step is a more physically passive one. Just getting relief and hope back because the body is moving and working better will lead to the next steps of more active care. Having a doctor of chiropractic who understands how the whole body works and that it is a self-healing mechanism to the best of its individual life, is crucial.
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this? What is the Quality of Life that you want to have? Who is on Team You? At Be Well Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body: Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there? It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach to live a better quality of life. Call Be Well Chiropractic Franklin TN: (615) 967-7585. Dr. Janelle M. Farris is here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”