From Hashimoto’s to Lupus: Understanding Chiropractic’s Place in Autoimmune Treatment


Hello and welcome to the Chippewa Valley Wellness blog! Today, we have a topic that hits home for millions of Americans: autoimmune diseases. More specifically, we will explore how upper cervical chiropractic care can be a game-changer in treating conditions like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Lupus.

We believe in holistic approaches to healthcare and are excited to share our insights with you. Dr. Michael Court is here to serve the communities of Eau Claire, WI, and the neighboring cities, offering personalized, patient-focused care.

What Are Autoimmune Diseases?


Let’s start with the basics. Autoimmune diseases occur when your immune system, which usually fights off bacteria and viruses, mistakenly attacks your own cells.

This internal conflict can lead to a variety of symptoms and can manifest in conditions like Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and many more.

Conventional Treatments: A Brief Overview

Traditional medical approaches often involve medication that suppresses the immune system, alongside other treatments for symptom management. While these treatments can be effective to some degree, they are generally not without side-effects.

The Role of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care


This is where upper cervical chiropractic care comes in. This specialized form of chiropractic focuses on the alignment of the upper cervical spine, which has a direct impact on the nervous system.

And as you may know, the nervous system is closely linked to the immune system. Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can help modulate immune responses, making them more efficient and less prone to self-attack.

How Does It Work?

Upper cervical chiropractic adjustments aim to correct misalignments in the upper spine. These misalignments can interfere with nerve signals that are integral to the functioning of your immune system.

By correcting these issues, upper cervical chiropractic care helps in restoring proper immune function.

Case Studies and Anecdotes


While more research is needed to definitively conclude the effects of chiropractic care on autoimmune conditions, numerous patients have reported a significant improvement in symptoms.

These include less fatigue, reduced pain, and even lower levels of inflammation as measured by blood tests.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Here at Chippewa Valley Wellness, we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Dr. Michael Court creates an individualized treatment plan to suit your specific needs.

These plans often involve a series of adjustments and are supplemented by lifestyle and nutritional guidance to enhance your overall well-being.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Expect a warm welcome! You’ll start by discussing your medical history and symptoms with one of our skilled doctors.

This will be followed by a thorough examination to determine if upper cervical chiropractic care can be beneficial for your condition.

Safety and Precautions


We understand that every medical treatment comes with questions about safety. Rest assured, upper cervical chiropractic care is generally considered a safe and non-invasive treatment option.

However, we ensure to discuss any risks or contraindications specific to your case before beginning any treatment.

A Holistic Approach to Autoimmune Treatment


While chiropractic care is an essential part of the puzzle, it's important to approach autoimmune conditions from multiple angles.

Exercise, diet, and stress management are just a few other factors that can contribute to better managing your symptoms.

Feeling inspired to take control of your health? We would love to be part of your journey toward wellness.

Located in the heart of Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Valley Wellness also proudly serves the neighboring cities of Altoona, Rock Falls, Eleva, Elk Mound, Fall Creek, Chippewa Falls, and Strum.

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Why continue to live with debilitating symptoms when you could seek a holistic, patient-centered approach to your autoimmune condition?

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Michael Court. Your path to a healthier, happier you could be just one phone call away!

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