Building a Good Defense
Chiropractic care is much more than neck and back pain relief and management. Regular chiropractic care and adjustments encourage spinal health, restore joint function, and therefore support the nervous system. As a result of improved function and mobility in your spine and body, you can actually boost your immune system.
Your nervous system communicates with the rest of your body through the spinal cord. This means that when your spine is damaged or misaligned, there is an interference with that path of communication, causing pain symptoms and increasing your chances of injury or illness. Your immune system may suffer from this compression of nerve pathways, weakening your body’s natural mechanisms for fighting off illness. As a result, studies have shown that chiropractic care designed to relieve stress, pain, and misalignment of the spine improves nerve function and can potentially boost your immune system by 200%.
Optimizing your spinal health and full-body function through chiropractic care can increase your emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
By boosting your immune system and reducing your stress levels, you are strengthening your body’s ability to fight, heal, and recover from potential illness, as well as increase your overall mental health. Chiropractic care and immune system support through self-care helps maintain a healthy body and mind through varied healthcare practices.
Weak Immune System
While our bodies are protected by our immune system, sometimes this system may have issues and not work properly. There are a few causes as to why your immune system may not work properly and these may include:
Autoimmune disorders: this type of disorder involves the immune system attacking itself, because it sees itself as dangerous
Allergic Disorder-this type of disorder involves the immune system giving an overreacting response to a particular allergen
One of the main causes of immune system problems comes from subluxations (compression of nerve pathways). Chiropractors may use a variety of spinal manipulation to help relieve this compression and in turn may boost your immune system. Chiropractic care can be an alternative form of treatment for those that are looking for a non-invasive and natural way to treat their immune system.