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!