Are You On Fire?

Are You On Fire?

If you haven’t noticed, there have been lots being said about ‘inflammation’ recently.  Many studies have found that behind many of our very concerning health problems is this process called inflammation. Top Tustin chiropractor Raymond Bunch explains what inflammation is.

Inflammation Explained by Tustin Chiropractor

Simply put, inflammation is a natural immune process that takes place in the body to protect, heal and repair our injured tissues.  One would think it is all good then, but inflammation can get out of control.

The word inflammation comes from inflame which derives from Latin meaning to start a fire.

This word is very accurate for what happens in the body.  In ‘acute inflammation’ your body’s immune system reacts to an injury.  One twists their ankle and can see swelling and feel pain happen pretty quickly.  Pain, Redness, Swelling, Heat and Loss of movement are the signs of acute inflammation.

It seems like one has a ‘fire’ going on inside the body when they get an injury like that.

There is another kind of immune response called chronic inflammation.  This type can go on for months and years.  It too is an immune process and an attempt of our body to repair.  Unfortunately, due to repeated or chronic irritation or injury, the inflammatory response can become damaging.

Chronic inflammation has also been called Silent Inflammation, you don’t always feel it (some do feel chronic pain).  But it can be damaging like a wild fire is damaging to forests and homes.

Are you on fire?  Do you have chronic inflammation?

Below is a short list of conditions that chronic inflammation is part of.

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Arthritis and joint diseases
  • Allergies
  • Obesity
  • Auto Immune Disorders

If you have one of those then you have chronic inflammation.  In future posts and articles I will highlight things you can do to reduce inflammation and put out the fire.

For additional questions give us a call at Bunch Chiropractic in Tustin today!