What Is Dysautonomia?
Dysautonomia is a group of disorders affecting the autonomic nervous system. Since the term refers to several disorders, the lived experience of the condition can be considerably different from one person to the next. Several forms of dysautonomia exist, including:
While some types of dysautonomia are ongoing and progressive, others can be reversed, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome.
How Does Dysautonomia Affect Your Life?
The symptoms you may experience with dysautonomia depend on the part of the autonomic nervous system that's affected. Some people experience:
- Difficulty regulating body temperature
- A drop in blood pressure when standing
- Rapid heart rate
- Fainting spells
- Decreased sensitivity to pain
Occasionally, dysautonomia is caused by an underlying disease, such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease or certain autoimmune disorders. Managing the associated disease can often help a person manage the symptoms of dysautonomia.
Chiropractic Care for the Autonomic Nervous System
There are several ways you can manage the symptoms of dysautonomia. Drinking adequate amounts of water and increasing your salt intake can contribute to improved blood volume and pressure. Elevating your head while sleeping may provide some relief as well.
Chiropractic care may also help you manage the symptoms of dysautonomia. The autonomic nervous system is interconnected with all the other nervous systems in the body, each of which is regulated by the central nervous system. As the latter is arranged across the brain and spinal column, a misalignment in the spine can disrupt communication between nervous systems, leading to dysfunction and a range of symptoms.
Chiropractic care can help you discover the cause of your dysautonomia and provide the care you need to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Dysautonomia Care at Lazar Spinal Care
Lazar Spinal Care can help you balance your spine and improve the functioning of your autonomic nervous system. Take our assessment to see if chiropractic care is right for your needs.