Admit it, when someone mentions the word chiropractor, you automatically think of neck and back pain, right? Well, while chiropractic care is an excellent option to help people with their neck and back pain, it offers other numerous health benefits, including boosting your immune system.
How Does Chiropractic Care Support Your Immune System?
Since the very beginning of the practice, chiropractic has maintained that a healthy immune system will easily repel most viruses and microbes. After all, that is the job of the system. The body’s design is pretty flawless when its health is supported.
Now, how is the immune system connected to chiropractic care?
Like every other system in the body, the immune system is coordinated and controlled by the nervous system. The nervous system is how the body “talks” to itself. So when there is a virus invading the body, a signal is sent via the nervous system to “release the hounds”, in this case, release the white blood cells to attack the invader.
Chiropractic corrects spinal abnormalities that cause interference in how the nervous system operates. When your spine is out of alignment, there is pressure placed on your nerves, which over time can cause your entire system to get “out of whack.”
Chiropractic care was actually first linked to the immune system way back in the beginning part of the 20th century during the deadly flu epidemic. The data found that flu victims under chiropractic care had only a .25% death rate as opposed to the normal death rate of 5% among flu victims who did not receive chiropractic care.
By working with a trained chiropractor and receiving adjustments, your nervous system is able to work optimally, thereby allowing all of the other systems in your body to work optimally, including your immune system.
Many have seen the benefits of chiropractic adjustments firsthand. “People who receive regular chiropractic adjustments have immune system competency that is 200% greater than those who don’t,” says Dr. Ron Pero, New York Preventative Medicine Institute and Environmental Health at NYU.
As we continue to deal with the novel coronavirus, many people are looking for ways to keep their immune systems strong. Seeking chiropractic care is one of the best ways you can support your immune system so that it works on your behalf 24/7.
If you live in the area and would like to explore chiropractic yourself, call our office or stop in to schedule a free consultation.