According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriasis is the nation’s most prevalent autoimmune disease, affecting as many as many as 7.5 million Americans. Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. It occurs when the immune system sends out faulty signals that speed up the growth cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis is not contagious.
There are five types of psoriasis. The most common form, plaque psoriasis, appears as raised, red patches covered with a silvery white buildup of dead skin cells. Psoriasis can occur on any part of the body and is associated with other serious health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and depression. It impacts quality of life daily, often causing significant physical pain and disability.
Dr. Philip Schalow, Rockford chiropractor and owner of 1st Step Chiropractic, has studied the nervous system extensively and sees great promise for those suffering from psoriasis. Dr. Schalow has recorded cases of psoriasis disappearing after a course of treatment offered at his office. The research points to the impaired brain control of body systems as the root cause of many cases of psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Schalow explains that the length of time for recovery can vary depending on how much damage has been done to the nervous system, but that a good response is possible for many sufferers. By performing a simple, painless procedure that focuses on precise, gentle alignment of the upper neck region, communication between the brain and the central nervous system can be restored. If you or someone you care about suffers from this condition, let World Psoriasis Day inspire you to take the 1st Step. Call (815) 398-4500 or stop by the 1st Step Chiropractic office, 4519 Highcrest Road, between 8 a.m. and noon, Tuesday, Oct. 29, for a brochure and coupon good for a free consultation in November.
From the Oct. 23-29, 2013, issue