Chiropractic care may be the missing link in your POTS treatment.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, is a condition affecting millions around the world that causes your heart rate to speed up when you switch body positions. It’s a form of dysautonomia, or a condition caused by dysfunction in your autonomic nervous system.
While not life-threatening, POTS and dysautonomia syndromes can significantly impact quality of life.
At Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we’ve seen positive results with new patients exhibiting dysautonomia symptoms by correcting misalignment in the upper cervical spine.
What causes POTS?
We always believe that the best treatment plan considers the root cause of your symptoms rather than treating just the symptoms. In the case of POTS, the origin of your symptoms may not be easy to pin down.
On top of heart palpitations or a racing heart, symptoms are the result of rapid changes to blood pressure and body temperature control. This is different from low blood pressure on standing, or orthostatic hypotension.
POTS symptoms may include:
Some POTS patients report multiple potential causes for the condition, and symptoms associated with dysautonomia may signal other health issues.
POTS sufferers often present with anxiety disorders like panic attacks, musculoskeletal conditions like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or conditions like fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Can neck problems cause dysautonomia? Neck problems can cause dysautonomia, especially in the case of physical trauma.
It is then very important for your healthcare provider to take a holistic approach to uncover what may be causing your dysautonomia, including the potential for POTS as a secondary condition.
You can successfully treat dysautonomia symptoms.
There is no cure for POTS, but many patients see a reduction in symptoms with a combination of lifestyle changes, physical therapy exercises, and medications to treat underlying conditions.
Can a chiropractor help with POTS? A chiropractor can help with POTS if there is misalignment in the upper neck contributing to dysfunction in your body’s control centers.
Chiropractic care can also improve symptoms of neck pain, back pain, and other forms of chronic pain that often happen alongside symptoms of dysautonomia.
How does a chiropractic treatment help with dysautonomia? Chiropractic treatment helps with dysautonomia by improving alignment around the head and neck.
When it comes to your parasympathetic nervous system, everything is connected. Misalignments in the upper cervical spine can affect everything from brainstem and spinal cord function to regulation of heart rate, a classic symptom in POTS patients.
Targeted chiropractic adjustments can not only make you feel better in the short-term, they can bring your body back into balance in the long-term.
Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic can help you get back on your feet safely and effectively. Contact us today to set up an appointment!