Chiropractors Can Play a Role in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Treatment
The practice of functional medicine is still a mystery to most people. In the majority of cases where people seek functional medicine treatment, there has usually been some sort of disease which led them to seek the help of a chiropractor. Far too many people are under the impression that functional medicine and chiropractic treatment modalities are only meant to focus on conditions relating to back and neck pain. Here at South Lake Wellness & Injury Center, our Clermont chiropractors and the rest of our team are educating people on how chiropractic treatment modalities and functional medicine can enhance cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs.
Diseases that require cardiopulmonary rehabilitation are often complex and difficult to diagnose. A majority of people may know someone who have experienced some type of health problem and may have taken years to diagnose the problem.
Cardiopulmonary disease are often hard to diagnose and even after a diagnosis is made, people still to have issues. Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is a necessary element in terms of the management of any cardiopulmonary disease, however, there are times when rehabilitation requires the coordination of several specialist to treat and manage symptoms.
The Chiropractor’s Role in Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
The last place people, who live with cardiopulmonary diseases, think of is the chiropractor’s office, but there is documented evidence that they should go see a chiropractor for functional medicine and chiropractic treatment.
Here at our office, our Clermont chiropractors have successfully improved the health in people with cardiopulmonary diseases, like asthma, lupus, COPD, and emphysema. Our chiropractors have also successfully help rehabilitate people who have had heart attacks and stent placements. One of the goals of a chiropractor when working with cardiopulmonary patients is to reduce the inflammation in the lungs. Reducing inflammation in the lungs allows greater airflow to the lungs and alleviates pressure placed on the heart.
Sometimes there are misalignments of the spine that can place pressure on the nerves that correspond with the lungs and the heart. Our chiropractors are trained to find the subluxations affecting the nerves in the human body and treat them accordingly. Here in our office, our chiropractic team reviews your medical history, x-rays, and any other health records during your exam. In addition, our Clermont chiropractors conduct a thorough exam before mapping out a treatment plan for you.
One of the treatments our Clermont chiropractors may administer during a patient’s initial visit is an adjustment. Our chiropractors may also prescribe exercise regimens, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice for our patients. It should be noted that although many of the exercises are the same, prescribed chiropractic exercises should not be confused with physical therapy. Our physical therapy sessions will be tailored to your cardiopulmonary condition needs.
Functional medicine combined with chiropractic treatments have been shown to improve the function of the lungs and the hearts of people who have cardiopulmonary conditions. If you have been dealing with a cardiopulmonary disease and you don’t feel like you are getting the relief you should with your current treatment plan, call our wellness center to schedule an appointment. To learn more about how we can help you, give South Lake Wellness & Injury Center in Clermont a call at (352) 241-4111!