The Connection Between Blood Sugar & the Spine
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The possibility for physical medicine and spinal care to help people with diabetes is an up and coming area of research, and it is an important one. Roughly one out of every three men and two out of every five women born after the year 2000 will suffer from diabetes in their lifetime.
Research points to evidence that physical medicine; physical therapy and chiropractic spinal corrective care may make a valuable contribution to a wellness protocol that helps those diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and a growing epidemic worldwide, so help is desperately needed!
The average person may not recognize how diabetes and spinal care are connected. What does the back have to do with blood sugar? If the nerve supply from the upper neck or middle back (the two areas that supply the pancreas) is disturbed, pancreatic function suffers; maybe in it’s ability to produce enzymes to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates, or maybe insulin production, or both. Blood sugar and digestion become unbalanced, resulting in either in diabetes or hypoglycemia.
Two New Studies suggest a spinal care-nerve-blood sugar connection
A study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research illustrated the positive effects of chiropractic when used as part of an integrative treatment for adult onset diabetes diagnosed by a medical doctor. Along with chiropractic care, the patient also received nutritional and exercise guidance.
After one month of being on the program, the patient’s glucose blood and urine levels normalized and remained stable. His medical doctor, who monitored his progress, said the patient would not need insulin at that time, or in the immediate future if his condition continued to maintain itself.
Another recent case study published in the November 2011 edition of the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health documents a case of a four-year-old child who had terrific results stabilizing her blood sugar through chiropractic spinal care. The patient was diagnosed with spinal subluxation in the upper cervical region. She began chiropractic care and was seen a total of 24 times over a two-month period. During this two-month period, she experienced a decrease in hemoglobin A1C from 7.2 percent to 6.5 percent. The A1C test measures how well your blood sugar is being controlled. She also decreased the amount of insulin used from 15 units to 11 units per day. (This means her pancreas was producing more insulin and/or other blood sugar stabilizing mechanism in her body were working better.)
These results are quite remarkable because the literature states that intensive medical treatment of type I diabetes often does not succeed in lowering A1C levels under 7.0 percent.
Spinal rehab and Chiropractic care work by optimizing the neural connections throughout the body. This enhanced brain-body connection works to better coordinate immunity and hormone function throughout the body. At Peak Performance we also prescribe specific nutritional and wellness protocols for our patients with diabetes or anyone who wants to prevent diabetes.
(http://www.naturalnews.com/035546_chiropractic_blood_sugar_diabetes.html#ixzz1spV62hMe; Murray Galbraith, Friday, April 13, 2012)
PEAK PERFORMANCE PLAN: If you want to help or prevent diabetes you should: get your spine in alignment and: avoid sugar, grains – especially fructose, avoid trans fats, eat plenty of omega-3 fats and optimal levels of Vit-D. We often recommend a liver cleanse because it can help improve blood sugar stability. Regular exercise and enough quality sleep is also very important.
Please share this with as many people as you can! Too many are suffering needlessly and do not realize their pancreas function is dependent upon a healthy spine and nervous system.
For Your Health,
Dr. Arculeo and the Peak Performance team