According to an American Chiropractic Association publication from April 2017, metabolic syndrome has become extremely widespread in recent years. It’s estimated the number of Americans currently suffering from the condition could be as high as 1 in 4. As it continues to grow in prevalence, metabolic syndrome is slowly being realized with an epidemic classification.
Metabolic syndrome is actually a collection of conditions, culminating in a correlative diagnosis. Symptoms include some or all of the following, usually on a severe scale:
- High blood sugar;
- Increased triglycerides;
- Low HDL cholesterol.
The disease leads to everything from gastrointestinal distress, to insulin resistance, to heart attack, stroke, heart disease, and more. Without drastic lifestyle changes – including diet, exercise, and habit formation – many people will die from complications of metabolic syndrome.
While the condition itself may seem to demand more clinical treatment and conventional medical assistance, chiropractic is coming to the forefront as a viable way to combat a metabolic syndrome diagnosis. Ideal Spine is working to combat this condition from a core wellness initiative.
What can chiropractic do?
For a disease characterized chiefly by obesity, chiropractic’s role in combating metabolic syndrome is one of stabilizing the spine. Excess weight leads to subluxations and numerous vertebral compression issues, which in turn lead to nerve impediments and disc troubles. Small subluxations cascade into extreme conditions with widespread symptoms.
For overweight individuals, spinal realignment and stability are paramount. Chiropractors will work to administer corrective chiropractic to help promote healing in associated affected areas. From restoring nerve pathways to promoting better blood flow and nutrient delivery to affected areas of the spine, a chiropractor can help set the tone for a reversal of metabolic syndrome.
As a second phase, chiropractors will prescribe dietary and exercise advice to patients. This serves the dual purpose of introducing nutrition to a body that’s starved of it, while encouraging a weight loss and conditioning mindset. This two-pronged attack, supported by a healthy spine, can enable sufferers of metabolic syndrome to get the jumpstart they need on turning around their lifestyle.
A resolution for metabolic syndrome?
According to the American Journal of Medicine, metabolic syndrome can be reversed with the right approach. Usually, this approach revolves around weight loss, with secondary benefits coming as a result, including a reduction in blood pressure and a decrease in triglycerides.
Being able to adopt long-term, healthy habits for diet and exercise can absolutely pave the way for a life after metabolic syndrome. Coupled with chiropractic support, a person may even return to a healthy standard of living that reduces their chance of life-threatening health conditions.
Because chiropractors touch all facets of wellness related to the spine – including sleep, gut homeostasis, chronic pain, inflammation, and a slew of aches and pains – they’ve proven themselves to be a partner in battling metabolic syndrome. And, with a tailored plan (CBP), it may even be possible for a chiropractic patient to surmount this condition with positive prospects for the long-term.
At Ideal Spine, we see metabolic syndrome for what it is: a dangerous wellness condition that requires comprehensive attention. Because the spine is the root of your body and the key to wellness on a grand scale, it’s here where we focus our efforts in helping people explore freedom from the epidemic of metabolic syndrome.
Chiropractic BioPhysics® corrective care trained Chiropractors are located throughout the United States and in several international locations. CBP providers have helped thousands of people throughout the world realign their spine back to health, and eliminate a source of chronic back pain, chronic neck pain, chronic headaches and migraines, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other health conditions. If you are serious about your health and the health of your loved ones, contact a CBP trained provider today to see if you qualify for care. The exam and consultation are often FREE. See www.CBPpatient.com for providers in your area.