Your body is an amazing entity, made of many interconnected systems, all with specific and unique purpose. One of these, the immune system, is your body’s guardian against sickness and disease. A healthy immune system is designed to fight back against everything from the common cold and flu, to cancer and autoimmune diseases. How can you build your immune system health? Below, we explore how chiropractic and immune system health go hand-in-hand!
Chiropractic and Immune System Health: Linking the Two
But, did you know that your immune system is directly controlled by another system? That’s right, your nervous system actually controls not just the immune system, but every other system in your body!
Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves. In order for your body to perform any function, a signal is sent from the brain, down the cord and out through the nerves to your body.
If your spine becomes misaligned, this puts pressure on your nerves. Even the tiniest bit of pressure on your nervous system disrupts this communication and can wreak havoc anywhere in your body, including your immune system. So in order for your body to have an immune system that is giving you 100% effort in fighting illness and disease, you need nervous system 100% free of pressure.
Building Your White Blood Cell Count
In a 1992 study, it was found that chiropractic adjustments to the mid back, or thoracic spine, can increase white blood cell count significantly within just 20 minutes of treatment.
White blood cells are the part of your immune system involved in protecting your body against all infectious disease and foreign invaders. The more you have, the better your ability to remain healthy.
Reducing Spinal Cord Injuries
In a 1975, Dr. Ronald Perot discovered that spinal cord injuries increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Dr. Perot then went on to study 107 individuals who received regular chiropractic adjustments. His results showed that those individuals had far greater immune system function than individuals who did not receive any adjustments. In fact, the chiropractic patients enjoyed immune function that was 200% that of an average person, and 400% greater than someone with a disease, like cancer. But the key here is regular.
Think about it like this: Do you eat just ONE healthy meal and expect to be healthy? Do you exercise just once? Do you meditate just once? Chiropractic care is preventive care. And for the effects to be truly felt, that care has to be regular.
Start Building Your Immune System Today with Team Chiro
Anyone can crack a back, neck, or knuckles. However, only a spinal engineer can truly fix the spinal issues you are facing and generate the greatest long-term relief. At Team Chiropractic, our team of qualified spinal engineers works hard to create a custom treatment plan according to what your body needs for long-term restoration.
With over 25 years of service, we are the leading spinal adjustment practice in the Raleigh area and are uniquely suited to helping relieve your sciatica pain through safe, professional spinal adjustment. Our Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioners (CCEP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physicians (CCSP) enables us to correct the overall biomechanics, which enables you to hold your correction.
We believe in the six essentials to healthy living: spiritual/mental alignment, physical alignment, nutritional alignment, exercise in alignment, rest in alignment, and removing chemical stress. By offering both services and products that adhere to the six essentials, we help promote an overall health and wellness treatment for every client who comes through our doors.
If you or someone you know wants to improve their posture and immune system, or is looking for neck or low back pain relief in Raleigh, we are here to help! Contact us online today or give us a call at 919-788-8881 to schedule your initial appointment and x-ray. We look forward to helping restore your health.
Research Source: truchiro.org