Chiropractic Treatment May Reduce Symptoms of Diabetes

An Article from reveals that there is a connection between the spinal cord and blood sugar and studies have shown that chiropractic care may be able to assist those suffering with diabetes.

Diabetes is the 5th deadliest disease and affects nearly 20.8 million children and adults in the United States. It is a disease that may be genetic, but is also caused by obesity and lack of exercise, where the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Why is that important? Insulin is a hormone that plays an important role in the conversion of sugars and starches into energy.

So what’s the association between chiropractic care and treating diabetes? Well, the nervous system runs through one of the main areas of chiropractic focus, the back.  The nervous system is directly correlated to diabetes in that nerves from the upper neck or middle back send signals to the pancreas, when those signals are disturbed the pancreas can’t function properly. When blood sugar levels, controlled by the pancreas, and digestion are unbalanced due to this disturbance that’s when diabetes or hypoglycemia occurs.

The Canadian National Post reported that in a lab experiment with diabetic mice they returned to a healthy state after a short period of time after researchers tested the association between disrupted nerve signals to the pancreatic by injecting “a substance to counteract the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas”.

Article referenced :
Chiropractic and diabetes – The connection between blood sugar and the spine

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