How to Treat Varicose Veins Without Surgery?
So much of our body is affected by the careers we have, the hobbies we choose, and the lives we live. Our level of commitment to any activity will have different effects on our bodies. For example, soccer players may be recognizable by their quadriceps and movers by their level of fitness. There may also be very many negative side effects to your body depending on what activity consumes most of your time. For example, receptionists may develop chronic lower back pain, and nurses may develop varicose veins. If you find yourself suffering from the constant pain of varicose veins, and are contemplating surgery, then consider talking to a chiropractor first. The doctors at RxWellness Arlington will show you how to treat varicose veins without surgery.
What are Varicose Veins
Varicose veins are twisted, swollen, and enlarged veins that bulge along the legs and feet. They are often discolored and painful. This condition often occurs because the valves in the veins are not functioning properly and blood is unable to properly circulate. When blood pools into the affected veins, it causes the veins to visibly rise above the skin. This condition is often painful and uncomfortable.
Causes of Varicose Veins
Varicose veins occur when the veins become enlarged and overfilled with blood. In properly functioning veins, there is a one-way valve that prevents blood from flowing in the wrong direction. However, if the valve is damaged, blood pools into the veins instead of flowing back to the heart. This causes the veins to become swollen, discolored, and raise above the skin. Varicose veins are often painful with symptoms.
Any job or activity that restricts circulation and blood flow can result in the development of varicose veins. If you work any of the 10 jobs listed below, then you have a very high risk of developing varicose veins.
- Retail employees
- Serving staff
- Flight attendants
- Office workers
- Jobs that require standing for long periods
- Jobs that require sitting for long periods
- Pregnant woman may also develop varicose veins
Ways to Improve Varicose Veins at Home
The best way to manage or prevent varicose veins is to ensure that your body has proper circulation. Some simple ways to improve blood circulation are:
- Exercise (swimming, walking, biking, or yoga)
- Compression stockings
- Add flavonoids to your diet (onion, spinach, broccoli, garlic, and citrus fruits)
- Wearing less constricting clothing (flats instead of high heels)
- Elevate the legs
- Avoid sitting/standing for long periods. Alternate frequently between the two.
Chiropractic Care for Varicose Veins
Chiropractic adjustments can help improve systems of varicose veins by improving circulation. Receiving regular adjustments will help to reduce pressure off nerves, allowing them to better regulate body circulation and blood flow. With the nerves being better able to regulate body circulation, it can reduce the likelihood of blood pooling into the veins causing them to enlarge, swell, and bulge above the skin.
RxWellness and Treating Varicose Veins
At RxWellness Arlington, we treat a variety of different patients with many different symptoms. When you book your consultation, the doctor will listen to your concerns and compile a list of your reported symptoms. They may do examinations depending on your expressed concerns, and recommend treatments that will provide you with the most benefit. You are always encouraged to be as detailed as possible, and ask questions if anything is ever unclear.
After consulting with the chiropractor, they may recommend massage therapy or cupping treatment to improve the discomfort and discoloration of varicose veins.
Massage therapy can improve blood and oxygen flow throughout the whole body. It does a great job of moving blood throughout the body, especially in those areas being affected by poor circulation. The veins are enlarged because of the blood that pools in the area, so a massage therapy session can help push old blood, and pump in a new supply.
Cupping therapy is great for treating varicose veins because it improves circulation and relieves congestion and blockage in veins. When placed over the affected areas, the cups create a suction that pulls fresh blood and oxygen into the enlarged veins. Cupping therapy is often very effective, and some patients see improvement almost immediately. After a few treatment sessions, patients begin to experience lasting effects.
You should be able to perform the job you do without suffering from chronic pain. The first step starts with being proactive and receiving regular care. You do not have to accept chronic pain as a byproduct of your employment or as coming with the territory of your favorite pastime. Chiropractic care is very effective at treating varicose veins. It focuses on drug-free non-invasive treatment methods, and the chiropractors at RxWellness Arlington would be happy to show you how to treat varicose veins without surgery. If you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, give us a call at 1+(703) 904 9666 or book an appointment online.