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This blog is another opportunity to feel grateful. Thank you, dear Universe, you continue to bless me with recovery and health.
Oh, I loved the treatment!
My Chiropractor came across as a normal-looking Asian guy with extraordinary skills. He restored certain basic issues of my musculoskeletal system. The process helped the natural healing process of my body.
Chiropractic is a science based on anatomy and neurology. The process conducted by trained specialists tries to fix holistic health. It uses the help of manual therapies. The key is spinal manipulation.
The focus is on improving the motion of the spine and enhancing physical functions. Various studies show that Chiropractic treatment has the potential to help health conditions.
The purpose of this blog post is to share my experience with chiropractic treatment. It helped me with my symptoms of rare and chronic disease.
I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Isaacs’ Syndrome. Isaacs’ is a neuromuscular health condition that stems from muscle hyperactivity. My lift post-diagnosis underwent a drastic change. In the process, I also discovered that I had Lyme disease. Lyme is a bacterial illness that gets transmitted through ticks. I was also accompanied by Glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye-related disease that damages the optic nerves. And Membranous Glomerulonephritis is a progressive kidney disease.
You can’t imagine the hurt. It wasn’t easy at all.
I had a list of symptoms like hyperactivity of nerves, fasciculations, and cramps. Fatigue, muscle loss, weakness, and sharp pain throughout the body were common. I accepted and lived with muscle tightness and tension in the shoulder and back area.
In my experience, the resources to fight rare diseases cramp themselves. It becomes challenging for doctors considering the rareness of the disease. Many chronic and rare ailments have fewer studies in comparison to common ones. Mass health literacy and community-building are insufficient. One has to go through a lot to even reach the right diagnosis.
Initially, I was on symptomatic treatment with allopathic medicines and therapies. Western medicines seemed the only source of immediate relief. It came across as the ultimate solution offering advanced technology and innovative treatments.
Over time, I realized I over-relied on medicines and treatments. I was only treating my symptoms rather than addressing the root cause of illnesses.
That’s when I took a holistic approach to healing. The approach considered the interconnectedness of the body, mind, and environment. It emphasized lifestyle factors, social determinants of health, and mental well-being.
I got introduced to my chiropractor by a friend. He had the conviction that the principles of Chiropractic treatment would help. He educated me on how this treatment focuses on the belief that the body has a self-healing capacity. He informed me, how spinal malfunction impacts our nervous system and general health.
My Chiropractor followed a traditional approach and obtained my health history. The first meeting was to share my health issues. We discussed how this treatment was safe and would help. The discussion followed some spinal X-rays as a standard of extra care.
He made the initial evaluation by neurological integrity. The process comprised checking my sitting and walking postures, and muscle strength. He assured me that the treatment would focus on spinal issues, chronic pain, and hip motion. Also, some shoulder adjustments would be done with basic safety measures. He seemed quite promising that the therapy would not cause any injury.
The treatment proved a game changer!
During the session, my chiropractor asked me to lie down on a comfortable treatment table. He identified the key areas of tension and applied direct pressure using his hands.
Though I felt mild discomfort but that was a sign that the treatment was fine. We moved with the treatment and took one step at a time. There were various corrections made to reduce stiffness and relax muscle tension. Generally, the sessions lasted for 15-20 minutes. The idea was to break up scar tissue to restore normal mobility of the affected area.
More often I experienced fatigue and pain in my spinal region after the procedure. I was advised to use Ice packs on affected areas for pain management. Also, divert my mind and do not think of pain as it could only worsen symptoms. He suggested some healthy mind-body practices like Yoga Nidra to ease body tension. I added avocados and magnesium supplements to the diet to help the nervous system and take good rest.
With time I improved my mobility. The pain in my spine, neck, and shoulders saw relief. The treatment for sure increased the blood flow and the results were noticeable. I felt stronger with better flexibility standards.
What a relief!!
The best part was the reduction in my dosage of painkillers and associated medicines.
My Chiropractor was proactive and had the zeal to help. He often explained how our nervous system has so much to do in handling our complete health.
During my journey, I had exposure to many treatments, medicines, and therapies. Chiropractic treatment was among the few that will always secure a special place.
Experts continue to study the risks and benefits associated with this treatment. There are different views on its effect on health conditions and injuries. Yet, my personal experience was satisfactory.
Chiropractic care focused on managing my pain and other symptoms. My list of symptoms showed immense improvement. To be specific, the sharp pain, muscle tightness, and muscle tension got better. The shoulders and spine which obstructed my daily routine improved.
I would encourage my readers to give chiropractic treatment a try. For me, Chiropractic treatment isn’t a pseudoscience. We need to promise ourselves to live better by making tough moments bearable. Understanding the importance of alternative treatment is important. Never give up on finding relief.
The views expressed above in this article are the author’s own and do not represent any kind of medical advice.