Endometriosis And Chiropractics

by Administrator 18. March 2011 14:10

Endometriosis can be termed as an afflictive ailment which affects millions of women of the childbearing age. Endometriosis is caused when the lining of uterus begins developing outside of the uterus. Normally endometriosis happens in the fallopian tubes, ovaries and the tissues keeping the uterus. Nevertheless, in a few cases it may additionally occur on the bowel, bladder and other organs in the nearby region. In ladies with endometriosis, extraneous endometrium also matures and may induce terrible pain, redness, and swelling. 

Symptoms of Endometriosis:

Symptoms of endometriosis are not identical in all women. Where few women might possibly not have any pain, others can suffer from continuing severe pain. Endometriosis could make sexual intercourse painful and even cause infertility in worst cases. As a matter of fact, endometriosis is usually identified when a woman is not able to gestate. 

Endometriosis may additionally impact a woman's period, producing an irregular menstrual cycle. Furthermore, endometrium growth on the bladder could result in terrible pain during urination, as well as abdominal puffing up. 

Diagnosis:

It is quite hard to establish a diagnosis of endometriosis on the basis of symptoms, the reason being that these symptoms can be easily confused with period pain or soreness due to other sicknesses in the abdominal region. Hence, the two ordinarily employed remedies used for diagnosis of endometriosis are laparoscopies and ultrasounds. 

Treatment:

The primary target of most endometriosis treatments is to get a grip on the pain and shrink the extraneous growth of endometrium. Some treatments might imply surgical removal of the external endometrium. Surgical practices can relieve pain, shrink swelling and even restore fertility in few patients. 

Hormone Treatment (HT) may be ordered to patients, to reduce the external endometrium. Additionally, anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers are used to render alleviation from pain, but they will not likely handle other symptoms. 

Chiropractic therapy can easily render relief from the conditions of endometriosis. An alternative treatment, such as those normally witnessed in Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness, can assist patients in keeping off the negative aspects of the drugs and free them from the post operative pain.

Chiropractic therapy can do wonders in keeping you fit and fine. Visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness - 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 to know more about the same.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Cause, Symptoms and Chiropractic Care

by Administrator 24. January 2010 13:07

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic, progressive, inflammatory, systemic disease. It is an auto-immune disorder which causes inflammation of the joints and is more common in females.

Causes - Cause of Rheumatoid Arthritis is unknown however there are certain risk factors. Some of these risk factors include

  • Genetic Susceptibility
  • Environmental factors
  • Immune system dysfunction – Rheumatoid Arthritis is a autoimmune disorder. The body’s immune system starts making antibodies against the body tissues. In this disease the immune system mistakes the healthy tissue for a foreign invader and starts attacking the healthy tissue of the body. The various risk factors are thought to be triggers for the dysfunction of the immune system.
  • Infections - Some researchers believe that the various infections may also act as the trigger for the immune system. Though RA is not contagious, still it’s thought to be associated with infectious diseases.

Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Initial symptoms include pain, warmth, swelling and redness around the affected joint.
  • The inflamed joints release enzymes that destroy the cartilage and bone. This causes loss of movement and deformity in the joints.
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Stiffness in the joints especially in the morning or after prolonged sitting

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic disease that becomes more active at times followed by some period of remission or disease inactivity.

Diagnosis is made on the basis of

  • Medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Clinical symptoms
  • Certain lab tests like – ESR, C-Reactive Proteins, RA factor in the blood, antinuclear antibodies in the blood.

Chiropractic Care For Rheumatoid Arthritis

A. Advice on lifestyle modifications

  • Safety measures at home since due to deformity in the joints patients are more prone to falls
  • Active lifestyle
  • Regular exercises
  • Adequate rest

B. Advice on the assistive devices like walking aids splints that may ease pressure on the joints and also to minimize the deformity in the joints.
C. Range of motion exercises
D. Strengthening exercises of the muscles around the involved joints.

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