Let’s talk about your immune system. Now for some of us our immune system bares the gift of grief rather than relief. Many people struggle against the common cold every couple of months, and others even regularly battle against major illnesses. And no amount of Advil or vitamin C seem to have a lasting effect. But what if I told you that there was a way to assist with the quality of your immune system? Chiropractic care helps your immune system to better do its job of fighting illness.
The Immune System and Nervous System
Before delving into how chiropractic care helps your immune system, you need to understand the relationship between your nervous system and immune system.
The immune system and nervous system are not completely separate entities in your body like you may think. They actually have a really close relationship with each other. Expert neuroimmunologists describe the immune system as a continuation of the nervous system. Essentially, the nervous system is key in sounding the alarm and guides the immune system cells to where there is damage or an infection.
Nervous System Obstruction
So now that you have a base understanding on how these two systems work together and communicate, it’s time to focus on how if the nervous system is compromised, your immune system is compromised.
Your spine evolved to protect critical nerves and nerve pathways. It is this nervous system that signals your brain to release natural chemicals in your body and control the immune response.
Imagine that a ligament is out of place in your spine, or that your spine has shifted into a wrong and unnatural position. A misalignment in your spine can press against nerves and obstruct the communication pathways. Thus, if your communication system (nervous system) is down or obstructed, it is unable to tell its military (immune system) the strategy to attack the enemy (viruses, bacteria, cancer cells etc).
The remedy? Chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic Care Helps Your Immune System by Helping Your Nervous System
Chiropractic care involves the manipulation of the spine into proper alignment. The spinal adjustments are given by expert doctors called chiropractors. If a person receives chiropractic adjustments on a regularly basis, there is a high chance that their immune system will be stronger. The communication between the immune and nervous system will always have a clear path with no obstruction.
Our spine does so much more than keep us standing upright, it evolved specially to protect these nerves. Unfortunately, accidents happen. People fall over, sleep on the wrong side of the bed, or get into car accidents. All of these things can lead to a misplaced spine. If the problem is never resolved it leads to a continuous compromised nervous system leading to a compromised immune system.
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