Baking Soda for Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases?
Study Finds Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Baking Soda
The Journal of Immunology published a study by scientists at the Medical College of Georgia reporting common baking soda may relieve the effects of inflammatory autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and others.
Researchers found that daily consumption of small amounts of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) causes a shift in body pH towards alkalinity and reduces the number of inflammatory cells being released into the blood and an increase in anti-inflammatory immune cells.
The experiments first focused on the cells of the spleen because that is where blood cells are formed and stored. With exposure to baking soda the spleen produced less M1 inflammatory macrophages. These are scavenger cells sent out by your immune system to attack foreign bodies and cellular debris and clear it away. In autoimmune disorders these cells are overly expressed and attack the persons normal tissues causing destruction. The baking soda water caused the spleen to produce more M2 cells which are anti-inflammatory in nature.
Later the researchers found similar findings in the kidneys and then the blood itself concluding that baking soda water could cause a shift in whole body chemistry that would be anti-inflammatory. These findings have caused some doctors to recommend baking soda for patients with kidney disease.
WARNING: EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION OF SODIUM BICARBONATE CAN BE A HEALTH RISK
How Much Baking Soda to Drink?
Across the internet there seems to be a consensus that 1/2 a tsp (teaspoon) dissolved in a 6-8 glass of water taken 3 times per day is sufficient and not excessive. The study indicated that it took approximately 2 weeks to see the shift in immune cells, so this is something you may consider over the long-term and not expect to see immediate changes. Baking soda is inexpensive and if taken as instructed, very safe and natural.
Low Back Pain
90% of adults will suffer back pain that lasts 1 week or longer in their lifetime. Only the common cold is more pervasive than back pain. There are many reasons for lower back pain, each with a different treatment approach.
Second most common reason for chiropractic visits. Your neck is akin to a pencil trying to hold up a bowling ball! When it works right, it's fine, but when it becomes unbalanced... you've got big trouble!
Headache pain is very common. Most adults will suffer headaches time to time. Headaches that occur frequently are a sign of trouble. 12% of adults suffer migraines, while the majority of headaches come from neck problems and are readily helped with chiropractic treatments.
Car Accident Whiplash
Head, neck and back pain caused by car accidents are very common. No other type of treatment comes close to relieving and repairing whiplash type injuries to chiropractic. If you have had a car crash, then you should consider a car accident chiropractor who specializes in this field.
Shoulder Blade Pain
Pain in the shoulder and between the shoulder blades and middle back are more common than ever thanks to computers and cell phones. Stress and poor posture also play a role. Interestingly, half of all shoulder blade pain is referred from the neck! Your chiropractor can tell and fix it, often quickly.
Remember, chiropractors treat a wide variety of problems and also provide invaluable advice on diet, lifestyle and other factors to help you be as healthy as possible not just relief of pain. All ages respond well to chiropractic and treatments are affordable.
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If you’ve never been to a chiropractor before, you may not fully understand what chiropractic is. All you’ve heard is that the doctor pushes or pulls on your neck or back and makes cracking noises--Doesn’t sound very appealing at all.
Fortunately, there is much more to Chiropractic than just cracking bones and that is why chiropractic is the most effective pain relief treatment available for most conditions.
A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) is a Uniquely Trained Doctor.
Chiropractors are trained to examine and analyze the body just like your more familiar medical physician. Besides taking pulse, blood pressure, checking reflexes and so on, the DC is highly trained in performing an examination that encompasses the same skill level as other specialists you may be familiar with.
Imagine if you will, your doctor being trained to be a general doctor who can care for your general health, but also provides services of:
Orthopedist (diagnosing and treating bones, joints and muscles)
Neurologist (assessment of the brain and nerves)
Radiologist (takes and interprets their own x-rays)
Nutritionist/dietician (provides analysis of diet and makes recommendations for supplementation and lifestyle changes)
Personal trainer (analyzes your fitness level and provides an exercise program geared towards your needs).
Some chiropractors choose to work with a very broad scope and treat a wide variety of conditions, while others prefer to specialize and limit their practices to certain types of conditions. These doctors attend further training and education programs to specialize in certain areas just like medical physicians. Some of the more common chiropractic sub-specialties are:
So if you are experiencing pain, it is important to identify which type of chiropractor is best suited to your problem. For example if you strain a knee in a pick up basketball game, you’ll need a chiropractor who treats extremities (arms, legs, hands, feet) not all chiropractors work outside the spinal column. If however you sprain a knee and are in competitive sports, you probably want to look for someone who specializes in trauma, like a chiropractic orthopedist or a chiropractic sports injury practitioner. Your best bet is to locate offices likely to treat your condition and make a few phone calls or look them up online.
Dr Barry Marks, DC has post-doctorate specialty training in orthopedics, whiplash and brain trauma, and disability and impairment rating. He cares for patients suffering from traumatic injuries caused by mainly automobile crashes, but also sports injuries and home accidents.
What Dr Marks provides:
A thorough chiropractic, neurologic and orthopedic examination is performed and a course of treatment will be planned.
Additional treatment will consist of various pain relieving therapy modalities such as heat and ice, different forms of electrical stimulation, ultrasound, cold laser, neurologic and rehabilitative exercises, and recommendations on lifestyle and nutritional supplements to help achieve safe and effective pain relief as quickly as possible.
If your pain is related to a car accident injury, you will also receive invaluable information and guidance on how to proceed with an accident claim to ensure your rights are protected.
Doctors of Chiropractic are well trained partners in the health care field. Some prefer general practice while others specialize. Chiropractic has been heralded in research as a very safe and effective form of pain relief treatment. Choosing the right chiropractor for you depends on your condition. For pain relief of traumatic injuries from car accidents in Orange County, CA, you will find no doctor more experienced and/or as well trained in this field as Dr Barry Marks, DC.
Relief of nerve pain and restoral of normal nerve function
High quality, professional therapy equipment provides the most effective therapy available today to relieve pain and spasm quickly and painlessly. Cheap, low quality machines are less effective.
Why add electrical stimulation to chiropractic are?
When you are suffering from pain and spasm of an acute injury like after a car accident or other injury, electrical stim can relive pain and spasm more quickly than just chiropractic adjustments alone.
Dr. Marks provides multi-pronged approach to relieve pain fast: