By Dr. Drew Voelsch
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There is more to chiropractic therapy than simple pain management. When used as part of a healthy lifestyle, it can improve your overall health and well-being.
The relationship between chiropractic adjustments and the immune system has emerged in recent years as one of the most promising areas of chiropractic care study.
A healthy immune system permits your body to generate antibodies more rapidly and efficiently when a “threat” is identified, making you less vulnerable to disease. This means you can avoid getting sick frequently, recover faster from sicknesses, and heal properly as your body can effectively fight off bacteria and viruses.
It’s common for persons with weakened immune systems to spend years attempting to discover the cause of their impaired immune function. Some seek chiropractic therapy to bring these deficiencies and impairments to light.
Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help the Immune System
The nervous system plays a significant role in your body’s ability to fight off illness, so chiropractic adjustments can help you boost your immune system and fight off sickness.
Any dysfunction inside the body can compromise your immune system. When anything in your body is transmitting “danger” signals, your immune system is being driven into overdrive to try and fix the problem.
An example of dysfunctions that confuses the immune system is subluxation. This term refers to a slight misalignment of the vertebrae. Sadly, subluxations are rarely examined or identified when exploring conditions such as pain, chronic sickness, mental disorders, or a decreased immune response.
The patient may experience fatigue, discomfort, or health issues without knowing what is causing it. After receiving a chiropractic adjustment, many individuals realize the link between their physical complaints and the existence of a subluxation.
How Stress Affects the Immune System
A misalignment of the spine can cause several problems with the immune system’s response. It can cause a block in the nervous system, which could stop blood flow and nutrients from getting around in a way that hurts overall body performance and function.
It can also put your body in a stressful state all the time. The stress response is actually meant to boost your immune system, but when a person is stressed more often than not, the immune system becomes overwhelmed and confused, so it can’t do its job effectively.
Developing a Treatment Strategy
A chiropractor is well-versed in spotting the early signs of spinal misalignment. In addition, we’ll take a look at any abnormalities that may be hiding in other sections of your body.
When misalignment or imbalance of any type is found to be the cause of your symptoms, a treatment plan will be devised to address the issue. Typically, a chiropractor uses precise manipulation to straighten vertebrae manually.
Chiropractors can also give full-scale, comprehensive help for managing an underlying condition using massage and imaging resources.
By taking a holistic approach, chiropractic treatments can help you boost your immune system. If you’ve noticed that your immune system isn’t working as well as it should, chiropractic care may prove a valuable solution.
Choose to receive help from a well-versed chiropractor to identify potential immune system problems and create the right treatment plan to address them.
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