Chiropractic Care and Diabetes
Chiropractic care can be used as a extra treatment for diabetes because of the interconnection between the two. The pancreas is connected to nerves of the upper and middle back. The pancreas produces insulin so if there are misalignments on those upper and middle back nerves then it will have a hard time producing it, causing an increase in blood pressure levels and affect the digestive system.
A chiropractic adjustment can realign the vertebrae and eliminate pressure on the nerves resulting in better pancreas function. According to a study by The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health, chiropractic care can stabilize diabetes patients blood sugar levels.
Chiropractic care can also help with diabetes sores by improving blood flow. It also is obviously highly effective for back pain, which is a common symptom among diabetes patients. Other diabetes symptoms include poor flexibility, stiffness and poor joint function which chiropropractic treatment is also effective in treating.
As mentioned, chiropractic care is great as an extra treatment, but not as the only treatment for diabetes. Exercise and good nutrition is also highly recommended for diabetes patients.