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Chiropractic Care Can Boost the Immune System

In today’s online world there is a plethora of articles and blogs out there sharing information about what foods and herbs to use to help boost the immune system; and many offer great information. What is not so common to find is how chiropractic care can boost the immune system.

Most people are aware of the benefits of chiropractic care for back and neck care however there are many other advantages including improving the immune function. Our immune system is the body’s line of defense to fight viral and bacterial infections. The immune system relies on many factors in order to maintain optimal health including nutrition, exercise, posture, being well rested, and having a healthy spine.

Our nervous system runs through the spine and it works with the immune system in order for the body to adapt to various conditions and heal appropriately when required. Spinal misalignments can cause neural dysfunctions and these are stressful to the body which that lead to a weak immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have shown to boost the immune system.

Inflammatory-based disease is influenced by the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Nerve stimulation directly affects the growth and function of inflammatory cells. Researchers discovered that dysfunction along this pathway results in various inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and mental health issues such as depression. A dysfunctional nervous, endocrine, and immune response also plays a significant role in immune-compromised health ailments such as chronic infections and cancer.

If our nervous system is not functioning properly then the immune system cannot function properly; this makes our body susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other illnesses that it can normally fight off.

Getting a chiropractic check up will determine if you have spinal misalignments so you can get them corrected. Studies have proven that an adjustment causes an immediate immune boost. In fact, disease-fighting white blood cells increase significantly within minutes of a chiropractic adjustment.

References and sources:

Enhanced phagocytic cell respiratory burst induced by spinal manipulation: potential role of substance P.

Enhanced neutrophil respiratory burst as a biological marker for manipulation forces: duration of the effect and association with substance P and tumor necrosis factor.

Spinal manipulative therapy reduces inflammatory cytokines but not substance P production in normal subjects.

Physical, Physiological, and Immune Status Changes, Coupled with Self-Perceptions of Health and Quality of Life, in Subjects Receiving Chiropractic Care: A Pilot Study.

Vertebral Subluxation Correlated with Somatic,Visceral and Immune Complaints: An Analysis of 650 Children Under Chiropractic Care.