Can Chiropractic Care Boost the Immune System?

Your immune system is responsible for protecting your body from foreign intruders, including viruses, bacteria, toxins, and fungi. So, it’s no wonder that patients today are looking for the best ways to keep their immune systems in top shape. 

Chiropractic care centers around the alignment of the spine to alleviate concerns relating to the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. While most people think about chiropractic care as a treatment for back pain, it offers numerous health benefits, including enhanced immune function.  

How Does The Spine Affect The Immune System?

Your spine contains the spinal cord which, together with the brain, comprises the central nervous system. The central nervous system, or CNS, transmits messages between the brain and the other parts of the body. 

When the spine is injured or out of alignment, it throws off and slows down the central nervous system’s route of communication. This may not only cause pain but also compromise the immune system.

With disrupted communication between the brain and the rest of the body, the nervous system may take longer to identify threats. This, in turn, slows down the immune system’s response to external threats. 

How Does Chiropractic Care Boost Immunity?

Faster Immune Response

Chiropractic care helps correct spinal misalignment to restore the function of the nervous system. As a result, the nervous system can trigger a faster immune response to foreign invaders. 

Lymphatic System Stimulation

Additionally, chiropractic care kicks the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, into high gear. The lymphatic system is responsible for removing toxins from the body to prevent infection and disease. 

Reduced Stress Hormones

Chiropractic care also helps reduce the production of stress hormones, like cortisol, that may compromise your immune function.

The skilled chiropractors at Florida Wellness Medical Group can help you overcome signs of a weak immune system to more effectively avoid sickness and disease. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!


Attention St. Petersburg, Trinity, and Downtown Tampa Patients:


We are sorry to announce that we will no longer carry Primary Care Services in our Downtown Tampa, Trinity, and St. Petersburg locations. 

You have the right to choose your healthcare provider and Florida Wellness Medical Group remains committed to fully supporting your decision.  Florida Wellness Medical Group along with the entire staff, will continue to provide primary care services at:  

                Carrollwood Location:

  Florida Wellness Medical Group

              4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

         Tampa, FL 33624

Should you wish to continue your care plan and schedule an appointment at this location, or if you have any questions about your current or future care, please call 813-229-2225.  

Patients that wish to retain a copy of their medical records transferred, may request them by mailing or faxing the records request to the address and number listed below. 

Florida Wellness Medical Group

Attn: Medical Records Dept. 

4104 W. Linebaugh Ave.

Tampa FL, 33624


Fax to:   813-221-2225 or 727-264-8817