Few symptoms are more visually alarming that a large, angry-looking lump where smooth skin should be -- especially if you don't know why that enlargement is occurring. Many such issues are related to swelling, the accumulation of fluid in injured tissues or inflamed joints. The swelling itself may be uncomfortable or unsightly, but it can be addressed by treating the underlying condition that brought it about in the first place. Here a Zaker Chiropractic, we can use chiropractic care and other natural healing techniques to provide holistic swelling treatment plans for residents of Torrance, San Pedro, and Newport Beach CA.
Swelling may occur for many possible reasons. In some cases, for instance, a tumor may grow into a visible lump on the body. Allergic reactions to stings, insect bites, or other irritants can cause swollen, reddened patches of skin known as hives. Kidney or liver failure can lead to swelling in the hands or feet. But more often than not, swelling is the product of inflammation -- which can be a positive thing, as inflammation is part of the body' process for removing damaged or diseased cells. An increase in blood flow causes the redness and allows fluids to collect at the site of the problem, which in turns causes the tissues to bloat and enlarge.
Swelling may be one of the first symptoms you notice when you sustain an acute injury, such as a strained or sprained ankle. A broken bone will typically create swelling in the affected part of the body. But swelling can also be caused by chronic problems such as:
Why might you choose to visit Zaker Chiropractic for your swelling treatment needs? If your swelling is occurring in or around joints, you may be dealing with an underlying musculoskeletal condition that requires our attention. Alignment problems inside a joint can make the joint more prone to painful inflammation and swelling. For instance, even a small misalignment in your shoulder joint can subject soft tissues to extra stress and friction, resulting in chronic bursitis and tendinitis.
Chiropractic care can help normalize your joint motion, which in turn reduces the irritation in the joint and encourages inflammation to subside. A study of patients with low back pain showed that a series of 9 chiropractic adjustments significantly reduced markers for inflammation in their bloodstreams. In short, the more normally your body can function, the less inflammation and swelling your joints and soft tissues are likely to experience.
Chiropractic adjustment isn't the only kind of swelling treatment we provide at Zaker Chiropractic. We offer comprehensive, multi-modal treatment plans that include such varied approaches as:
Our chiropractors, Dr. Zaker, and Dr. Kim, may prescribe several of these techniques in combination to help your body manage chronic inflammation or rid itself of acute inflammation the natural way, without reliance on drugs. If you're concerned about the potential side effects of NSAID or steroid medications, you'll rest easier knowing that you're addressing your condition as safely and effectively as possible.
Don't let that uncomfortable swelling deprive you of your quality of life. Get the soft tissue and/or joint swelling treatment you need by calling Zaker Chiropractic at any of our three locations. We'll be more than happy to schedule an evaluation and prescribe the proper course of treatment to get your painful problem under control!
For more answers about how we can help you relieve swelling without drugs or surgery, make an appointment with Zaker Chiropractic. Our chiropractors provide a wide variety of services to diagnose and treat your condition. Zaker Chiropractic has several locations to serve you. Call (949) 415-5843 for an appointment in Newport Pain & Wellness in Newport Beach, (424) 372-0183 for South Bay Pain & Wellness in Torrance, or (310) 846-8180 for an appointment with San Pedro Pain & Wellness in San Pedro. Each clinic offers a multidisciplinary list of services.