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What is Psoriasis? Causes, Conditions, and Psoriasis Treatment

When you need a psoriasis doctor, look no further than Dr. Donald DeFabio, our chiropractic doctor here in Berkeley Heights NJ. We offer natural psoriasis healing, with no medication needed, through The Pagano approach and other forms of psoriasis chiropractic treatment. Our goal is to improve your quality of life. Psoriasis care from Dr. DeFabio offers relief from the physical and emotional pain of psoriasis for local residents while phone, FaceTime and Skype consultations are available for those living further away. Dr. DeFabio can help clear your skin, minimize your stress and improve your overall health.

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring (though non-contagious) skin condition that causes an overproduction (and buildup) of skin cells. This accumulation of cells, called plaque, appears as thick, scaly white patches surrounded by red and swollen skin. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition, where the body “attacks itself.” In psoriasis, white blood cells (T cells) misguidedly attack skin cells. This leads to cracking and bleeding skin.

Psoriasis scaling can show up on any part of the body, but is commonly found on knees, elbows, neck, scalp, face, hands and feet. Less frequently, psoriasis appears on the finger or toenails, mouth, and genital area. Patients with psoriasis may also suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease or psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis ranges from mild with only a few scaly areas, to severe cases, covering most of the body.

Common Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis typically appears in cycles, with severe symptoms at times, followed by periods of remission. Symptoms may include:

  • Swollen, red, skin areas
  • Cracking, bleeding, excessively dry skin
  • Silverish scaling (plaques), which appears on the red skin patches
  • Skin soreness, burning or itching in patchy areas
  • Thick toe or fingernails with pitting
  • Joint pain and swelling

The Pagano Approach to Psoriasis Treatment from our NJ Chiropractor

The late Dr. Pagano’s natural, drug-free treatment techniques for psoriasis healing fits in well with our treatment philosophy and chiropractic methods. In consultation with our chiropractor, Dr. Donald DeFabio, hundreds of patients have achieved natural healing from psoriasis after treatment using Dr. Pagano's method. CNN anchor Zain Verjee is one example of success with the Pagano approach. Through a carefully planned, healthy diet to enable natural healing, along with meditation, she achieved remission from severe psoriasis.

Dr. DeFabio supports the psoriasis treatment advanced by Dr. Pagano in his book “Healing Psoriasis: The Natural Alternative.” This book can help those who are diagnosed with psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis or eczema to plan and understand this natural technique. Watch Dr. DeFabio’s video interview with Dr. Pagano on YouTube.

Get Natural Psoriasis Treatment in Berkeley Heights

If you suffer from psoriasis, we are here to help. Dr. Donald DeFabio, our psoriasis doctor and Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, serves Berkeley Heights and nearby areas in NJ. Dr. DeFabio offers both in-person consultations at our chiropractic offices and remote consultations to patients interested in pursuing the effective, natural psoriasis chiropractic treatment. At DeFabio Chiropractic Spine & Sports Rehab, we are passionate about improving lives through effective, modern and gentle chiropractic care. Contact us at 908.771.0220 today. 

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