Lyme disease, while one of the faster growing infectious diseases, is very treatable – especially when caught early! Thankfully here at Arne Wellness Center, a trusted chiropractor in Highlands Ranch, we employ Lyme disease literate doctors who work with natural treatments for our clients. Today we’re going to tackle a few more Lyme disease myths and debunk them once and for all.
- Lyme disease tests are almost always wrong. Actually, blood tests for Lyme disease have a really good sensitivity. This means that they’re quite good at detecting the antibodies your body produces in a response to the infection.
- Treatment for Lyme disease is log and painful! Not true! While the traditional treatment for the disease is normally a brief bout of antibiotics, we now know at Arne Wellness Center that we as humans need to reduce our antibiotic intake. That’s why we use natural treatments for Lyme disease – so that we don’t put them at an even bigger risk of more ailments. Rather than only treating the symptoms of Lyme disease, we make sure to treat the body as a whole. The good news? Patients with Lyme disease almost always get better over time.
- If you get bitten by a tick, you may be at risk for chronic Lyme disease. While out of all cases in the United States, about 20% of Lyme disease patients will have some type of Lyme disease syndrome post-treatment, most experts believe that this is actually a result of damage done to tissues during the infection itself rather than a persistent infection.