Common Causes of Inflammation in the Body

by | Dec 10, 2020 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

Inflammation can lurk in the body, continually building up from a number of factors. As inflammation increases over time, one’s risk for chronic pain and disease increases. But what exactly can trigger inflammation, and what can you do to reduce it? Let’s learn more about the common causes of inflammation, as well as cutting-edge treatment methods for inflammation currently available at Rubin Health Center. 

What Causes Inflammation?

Inflammation in the body can come about as a result of:

Oxidative stress

Oxidative stress occurs when free radicals overpower the antioxidants in your body. When too many free radicals are present in the body, they’ll react with molecules and cause inflammation. Oxidative stress can result from:

Environmental irritants

If you’re exposed to environmental irritants for a prolonged period, inflammation can occur in the body as a result. Examples of environmental irritants are ozone, pollution, radiation, and various types of chemicals. 

Lifestyle factors

Some lifestyle factors can lead to inflammation in the body. These include smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, obesity, and chronic stress. 

An autoimmune disorder

When someone has an autoimmune disorder, it means that his or her immune system is attacking tissue without cause. This leads to inflammation in otherwise healthy tissue. 

Injury or infection

If an injury or infection isn’t promptly treated, acute inflammation can remain in the body. 

Reducing Multiple Causes of Inflammation 

We know that chronic inflammation has serious health implications over time and speeds up the aging process. Thankfully, effective treatment methods for inflammation have continued to advance. TheraLight 360 Red Light Therapy is available at our Elite Recovery Room and can help ease inflammation throughout the body, making it a powerful tool in long-term wellness. 

The TheraLight 360 is a photobiomodulation, or low-level laser, therapy device. It works by boosting circulation and cell activity to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and reduce oxidative stress.

Ready to learn more about TheraLight 360 therapy to reduce inflammation? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.