What Role Does Your Back and Spine Play in Fighting Diabetes?

In the minds of many medical experts, America is currently facing an epidemic in regards to diabetes. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 million Americans are currently suffering with diabetes, with another roughly 85 million in a pre-diabetic condition. This constitutes over a third of Americans, with the problem putting a $327 billion strain on healthcare costs across the country.  

For those of you who are unsure, diabetes comes in two types: Type 1 and Type 2

Type 1 is when the body cannot produce insulin, a chemical that regulates blood sugar, while Type 2 is when the body does not properly use insulin. There are a wide range of complications stemming from diabetes, but most people don’t know the benefits that chiropractic care can have for diabetes. 

The Main Symptoms of Diabetes

The effects of diabetes are wide-ranging, making an impact on the entirety of the body’s systems. Some of the problems that develop from the instability that a lack of insulin in your body include:

  • Severe fatigue
  • Intense thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fast, unexpected weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent and difficult infections
  • And many more

How Chiropractic Health Can Relieve The Burden of Diabetes

The primary way that relieving your back and spine can help you deal with dia

betes is in relation to your nervous system. Running through your neck and upper back, are a great deal of nerves that regulate signals to both your brain and vital organs. Chiropractic care can help to correct the misalignments in your spine, which in turn reduce the strain on your neck and upper back. By ensuring that the signals running from your brain to your organs (especially your pancreas) are as open as possible, the symptoms of diabetes can be mitigated, or even alleviated.  

How Chiropractic Health Can Open Your Mind

Thinking about your health through a chiropractic lens can open your mind to healing. Petett Chiropractic is a leader in holistic health through chiropractic care, and we specialize in both supporting our patients with care, and educating them on the benefits of holistic health. Contact Petett Chiropractic today to book a spinal alignment, whether for diabetes or many other health conditions!