If you've ever cut your finger or twisted your ankle, then you have first-hand experience with
inflammation. The redness, swelling, pain and heat are all hallmarks of the inflammatory
process. In some ways, this is the first step of the healing process as your body begins to repair
the injured tissue. However, there is another side to inflammation that can be extremely
damaging to your overall health…chronic inflammation.
Why it Matters:
Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is unable to complete the healing process. Your
immune system may continue to produce white blood cells that create oxidative stress for
months or even years. This long-term stress, or chronic inflammation, has been linked to
diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Some of the risk factors for developing
chronic inflammation include smoking, obesity, poor diet, stress and sleep disorders.
- Chronic inflammation is a long-term inflammation that can last for months or years.
- Diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease have been linked to chronic
- Reducing stress through exercise & diet can help reduce chronic inflammation and
create a healthier you.
You can reduce or eliminate chronic inflammation naturally with a few simple steps.
Researchers have discovered that daily exercise and weight loss can cause a dramatic
reduction in chronic inflammation. Additionally, reducing the stress on your muscles and joints
through Chiropractic care may provide additional benefits on your way to curbing chronic
For more information or to speak to a healthcare professional, please give us a call at 309-689-6200 . Additionally you may email us at [email protected] Your health is a lifetime journey and we would love to help you down the correct path. Have a great day!
Understanding Inflammation. Harvard Health Publishing. 2019