Dysautonomia describes various conditions that impact the automatic functions of the body, such as blood pressure, heart rate, digestion, and temperature regulation, which are controlled by the autonomic nervous system. It is a complex and often misunderstood condition that poses a significant challenge to the healthcare industry in Australia, although its current epidemiology is not well-established.
Dysautonomia can have different causes, including primary dysautonomia, which arises from abnormal development or genetic predisposition of the autonomic nervous system, and secondary dysautonomia, which can occur due to underlying conditions such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, infections, or Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, physical trauma, particularly to the head or neck, and exposure to toxins or certain medications can also disrupt the autonomic nervous system's functioning.
At Ivins Chiropractic, we adopt a comprehensive approach to addressing dysautonomia in patients. We use a combination of investigation, analysis, and a CSF Dural Tension Dysautonomia protocol based on current research, patient self-report measures, transcranial Doppler, heart rate variance, and functional X-ray studies.
Our investigation process involves a detailed medical history and physical examination, with Dr Ivins employing diagnostic technologies like transcranial doppler and heart rate variance analysis to assess autonomic function and identify underlying issues or dysfunctions contributing to the dysautonomia symptoms
The analysis of the patient's condition entails evaluating the specific symptoms experienced and their impact on daily life. Functional X-ray studies are conducted to assess spinal alignment and potential interference with the nervous system.
It is also worth noting that dysautonomia is a complex condition that may require a multidisciplinary approach. At Ivins Chiropractic, we may collaborate with neurologists, cardiologists, or physical therapists to provide comprehensive care for patients with dysautonomia.
Ivins Chiropractic's CSF Dural Tension Dysautonomia protocol focuses on releasing tension and restrictions in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and Dural membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord to improve autonomic function. We use chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue modalities, and other techniques to relieve tension, enhance spinal alignment, and improve nervous system function. The goal is to reduce dysautonomia symptoms, improve overall well-being, and promote better autonomic regulation.