28 May How Chiropractic Helps Your Immune System?
Chiropractic medicine has been in use for over a century and is regarded as a safe and effective practice with many health benefits, including immune system health. It is important to maintain a good immune system to help prevent illness and to help increase recovery time when you become sick or get injured. The immune system acts as the body’s defense mechanism, it fights infectious organisms and other intruders.
A healthy immune system will attack such organisms that cause disease in the body, giving you a better fighting chance.
Along with a spine and joint alignment, chiropractic care can boost your immune system. Having a healthy spine helps maintain the immune system in top shape. Being well rested and sleeping is one way to enhance the immune system, and in order to achieve a healthy resting and sleeping pattern, you need to have a properly aligned skeletal muscular system. Keep in mind that other factors such as nutrition, exercise, and posture also affect the immune system.
It is a good idea to incorporate chiropractic treatment in your lifestyle to achieve optimal health.
Because our nervous system runs down and through our spine, it communicates with the entire body from head to toe. And because this communication network connects to every corner of your body, the immune system works with it to function properly and address concerns such as viral or bacterial infections. If the pine is misaligned, this can interrupt the communication pathway between the body and the brain, impairing the immune systems ability to perform. A compromised immune system leaves the body vulnerable to more severe and more frequent health problems
When the body, especially the spine, experiences trauma it reacts with visual and sensory cues, informing the brain of a problem area. Trauma can often result in inflammation, which in turn can result in inflammatory-based diseases. A misaligned spine will take longer to heal as nerve stimulation affects the function and growth of inflammatory cells. Think of your spinal column as an elevator shaft with cables representing the communication pathways. If the cables are bent and twisted, the elevator will have a more difficult time reaching its destination. The signal interference along this column can result in various inflammatory conditions such as depression and rheumatoid arthritis. In some cases, chronic infections and cancer can result from a compromised immune system.
The body is a modern marvel, it survives and thrives in the harshest conditions, but only if every system in your body – including the immune system – is functioning properly. The nervous system controls and coordinates the communication between all the different systems in your body, including the endocrine system – a chemical messenger system that consists of hormones. The immune organs work with the nervous system to facilitate communication back and forth, they include the thymus, spleen, and lymph nodes. This orchestra of systems works together to organize the body’s proper response to illness. Chiropractic care helps your nervous system function properly to facilitate communication and good health by fending off viruses, bacteria, and a host of other ailments. Routine check-ups and alignments with your chiropractor can increase your body’s defenses and strengthen your bones and skeleton.
Give your body a boost of immune health with chiropractic treatment to help avoid the onslaught of viruses and bacteria that you encounter on a daily basis. The best medicine is preventative medicine, and chiropractic care is a leader in preventive medicine. Visit or call us to learn more about chiropractic and immune system health, your body and mind will thank you.