Can a Chiropractor Help Treat Lyme Disease?

Receiving a Lyme disease diagnosis can seem overwhelming, especially if you have gone a long period of time without being treated for the disease. Because Lyme can be so difficult to detect, a person could go a long time before they receive a diagnosis, especially if they do not regularly access medical care. In some cases, managing symptoms of Lyme can seem exhausting, especially if you are one of the many people who have lived with Lyme for a period of time prior to being diagnosed. Fortunately, seeking alternative treatments such as chiropractic care may help to manage symptoms.

What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is incredibly prevalent along the East Coast and is contracted from the bite of a deer tick. With the passing of each year, the chances of contracting Lyme disease increases, with more and more people falling victim to the disease. It is believed that there is actually a higher amount of people living with Lyme disease than is reported due the fact that the disease can be so challenging to detect. Lyme disease is a type of bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi and can affect people of all ages. The disease can result in many different symptoms, which include:

  • Flu like symptoms
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in Mood
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Joint Pain
  • Heart Problems

What Does a Chiropractor Do?

A chiropractor can be an alternative to traditional types of medication and at times, can treat symptoms so that medication can be avoided altogether. A chiropractor can help by using alternative therapy that includes manipulation of the body and skeletal structure to help the body heal on its own. Chiropractic care can be beneficial in helping with the management of joint pain and is a common alternative to medication and in some cases, surgery.

Can a Chiropractor Help?

Lyme can be far more challenging to treat if left untreated for a long period of time.  Lyme can have a lasting impact on your overall physical health, impacting muscles, joints and the entire nervous system.  In some situations, once Lyme has been treated, there can be long term effects. When a person’s immune system has been damaged from Lyme, a chiropractor can work on strengthening a patient’s immune system by manipulating the body in a way that will trigger it to start working again. By having your body adjusted on a regular basis by a chiropractor, pain and achiness in muscles and joints may reduce drastically.

If you are one of the 300,000 people diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, it may make sense to seek alternative treatments through chiropractic care in addition to the treatment you are receiving from your physician. This could be beneficial in managing symptoms and the physical and emotional impact that Lyme may have had on you. 

If you have questions about whether chiropractic would be helpful for your particular situation, you should ask your doctor or a qualified chiropractor, like at the office of Lotus Wellness Center. We would be happy to discuss any questions or concerns you have when you contact our office.