The start of summer is finally upon us. That means we will be spending as much time as possible having fun outdoors. Most of us have been dreaming about camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, playing sports, grilling, and hanging out enjoying the warm weather with family and friends since last summer ended. It certainly is an exciting time of year. The summer also means that we are exposed to those dangerous little critters that can negatively affect our well-being.

That includes mosquitoes and ticks. Although it is fairly rare to catch West Nile Disease or Zika virus from mosquitoes, it is fairly common to be infected with Lyme Disease from ticks. The following information explains what Lyme Disease is, the symptoms of Lyme Disease, how doctors initially treat Lyme Disease, and the most effective long term treatment of Lyme Disease.

Lyme Disease Explained

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is transmitted from tick to human. This type of infection is not carried by every type of tick. The infection that causes Lyme disease is Spirochete or Borrelia burgdorferi, and is spread by ticks that feed on deer in certain parts of the United States including all of New England. Unfortunately, it is one of the hardest to cure diseases that affects humans. Lyme Disease often mimics other serious diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

It can be extremely difficult to diagnose Lyme Disease, and often times doctors need to circle back around several times before they can decisively identify whether or not you have it. In addition, Lyme Disease may go undetected for days, weeks, or even months before symptoms may appear. Lyme Disease is a serious condition that leaves a great deal of suffers in a significant amount of pain. Patients often feel powerless, and confused about the proper course of action to take in order to treat the disease.

What makes it even more difficult is the fact that the Lyme bacteria can invade every tissue within your body, and potentially destroy those tissues. The Lyme bacteria actually moves through your bloodstream and then hides by covering itself with copies of your own body’s proteins. In essence, it hides like a turtle in its shell. Lyme Disease releases an extremely toxic ammonia inside of your body. The ammonia overpowers the ability for your cells to create energy. The bottom line is that this process makes your cells weak, and interferes with your ability to fight off infections.

Symptoms And Initial Treatment

It is important to know the symptoms of Lyme Disease because they often mimic other disorders such as a nasty cold or flu. Getting early treatment can avoid further damage to both your heart and central nervous system. If you have been exposed to ticks and are experiencing headaches, joint pain, a stiff neck, or swollen lymph nodes see a doctor immediately. Another tell tale sign of Lyme Disease is a bull’s eye pattern rash around the bitten area. Patients that are diagnosed with Lyme Disease are typically prescribed antibiotics in order to fight the bacteria.

However, antibiotics have a few negative side effects that patients should be aware of. For example, the medicine destroys the flora in your digestive tract. In turn, candida yeast and other pathogens tend to grow. This can lead to stomach pain and Leaky Gut Syndrome. Patients with Lyme Disease must take special precautions regarding their digestive system and overall immune system. Otherwise the disease and the treatment can create chaos on your body.

Long Term Treatment

Even after patients with Lyme Disease overcome the initial stages of the disorder, they often battle chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and numerous aches and pains throughout the rest of their lives. The good news is that chiropractic treatments can effectively manage the pain and discomforts that are caused by Lyme Disease. In addition, chiropractic adjustments are known to boost the immune system, and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

In essence, the chiropractic treatments focus on improving the function of both your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. The nervous system in particular regulates your immune system, muscle function, and healing ability.

For more information about how chiropractic treatments can significantly help the long term effects of Lyme Disease, please visit the Eastside Chiropractic Center website today at

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