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Chiropractic Care Can Do Far More for Shingles Than the ER

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on May 12, 2021

Shingles TreatmentIf you’ve had chicken pox, then you have the shingles virus (Varicella-zoster) lying dormant in nerve tissue surrounding your spine and brain. One in three adults will have the virus reactivate at some point in their life. While not deadly, it’s very painful.

Skaggs Chiropractic LLC in Joplin wants you to know that you can skip the ER and instead head to a chiropractor. We can do far more for shingles, and quickly.

Chiropractic Care Can Speed the Recovery Process

Shingles triggers a painful rash on your skin that follows nerve pathways, causing a massive amount of inflammation and agitated nerves. A trip to the ER for the pain is understandable, but it’s not the solution. All they can do is pump you full of medication and wait out the virus.

Chiropractic care, on the other hand, can manipulate your spine, putting everything back in place. Realigning your spine alleviates pressure off your nerves, allows for better blood flow to deliver healing nutrients and for your body to quell inflammation. This speeds up recovery time and allows your immune system to function optimally.

On top of all that, getting regular chiropractic care can help prevent the onset of shingles. Chiropractic care can help reduce stress level, which is the biggest factor in causing shingles as it depletes your immune system leading to subluxation of the spine. Since the virus resides in your spine these misalignments can cause the virus to reactivate. 

Get Preventative and Expert Shingles Treatment at Skaggs Chiropractic LLC

Dr. Skaggs has over 26 years of experience in working with shingles cases. He offers a drug-free treatment program that combats the virus and reduces pain within an average of three days.

Dr. Skaggs was recently honored by the Joplin Regional Business Journal in it's 2015 Salute to Healthcare. Dr. Skaggs has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the International Hyperbaric Medical Association. And most recently, Dr. Skaggs has been delegated as a clinical and corporate advisor to OXYMED International which is a manufacturer of hyperbaric chambers which is also involved in research revolving around hyperbaric.

Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Give our Joplin office a call at (417) 624-4242 or go online and fill out a contact form


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