It’s that time of year where the weather changes drastically in Chicago. With the change also brings in the seasonally popular question “Does Chiropractic Boost Immune System?”. For this weeks articles we’ll be discussing how your bodies immune system becomes weakened and how chiropractic can help.
Nervous System & Immune System
The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal appropriately. Nerve dysfunctions due to spinal misalignments are stressful to the body and cause abnormal changes that lead to a poorly coordinated immune response. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to boost the coordinated responses of the nervous system and immune system.
The autonomic nervous system is hardwired into the lymphoid organs such as the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and bone marrow that produce the body’s immune response. Growing evidence is showing that immune function is regulated in part by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system.
Subluxation is the term for misalignments of the spine that cause compression and irritation of nerve pathways affecting organ systems of the body. Subluxations are an example of physical nerve stress that affects nerve control. According to researchers, such stressful conditions lead to altered measures of immune function & increased susceptibility to a variety of diseases.
Inflammatory based disease is influenced by both the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Nerve stimulation directly affects the growth and function of inflammatory cells. Researchers found that dysfunction in this pathway results in the development of various inflammatory syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis and behavioral syndromes such as depression. Additionally, this dysfunctional neuro-endo-immune response plays a significant role in immune-compromised conditions such as chronic infections and cancer.
Will Chiropractic Boost the Immune System?
Wellness based chiropractors analyze the spine for subluxations and give corrective adjustments to reduce the stress on the nervous system. Also there main focus is to change the neurology so that our bodies can better handle the stressors that we are exposed to on a daily basis.
This is why it is very important to make sure that everyone is getting their spines checked. It can be family members, kids, friends… Even a neighbor, it is a great gift to give… the gift of health without the use of medications or surgery. So tell everyone to get their spines checked for subluxations and make sure they go to a chiropractor.
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