Chiropractic care can help patients suffering from a number of ailments such as back pain, headaches, muscle stiffness, and more. But did you know that Chiropractic care can also help boost your immune system? Recent studies have suggested that chiropractic adjustments can boost antibodies that help keep your immune system strong. One specific study focused on 74 subjects who were not suffering from any particular pain and had never received a chiropractic adjustment. A blood sample was taken from the subjects before and after the subjects received their adjustment. The blood samples taken after the adjustments showed an increase in antibodies that are known to fight off infections.
The reason spinal adjustments can improve your immune system is because the nervous system, which runs through your spine, works together with the immune system to help the body heal. Spinal misalignment can lead to compression and irritation of the nerves that affect the function of organ systems. This condition is medically known as subluxation. Essentially, the spinal adjustment you receive is acting to eliminate any interference among the nervous system, which controls the functions of all other parts of the body.
While chiropractic care may not be able to heal you of any and every illness that you may suffer from, there is evidence that regular spinal adjustments may boost your immune system by regulating the operation of your nervous system. As is the case with any type of medical treatment, the improvement of your health is dependent on the effort you give towards improving the condition. Improving your immune system is no different. There are a number of lifestyle changes you can make to help improve your immune system including eating a cleaner diet, staying physically active, utilizing proper personal hygiene. However, chiropractic adjustments can be a great help in assisting those lifestyle changes in improving your immune system.
If you or someone you know has been looking for ways to boost your immune system, give Advanced Chiropractic & Physical Therapy a call today at (330) 726-7404 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help. We have been servicing the Youngstown and Mahoning Valley area since 2001 with convenient locations in Boardman, Hubbard, and Kinsman. At Advanced Chiropractic and Physical Therapy, we are a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation group that treats work comp injuries, whiplash, sports injuries and specializes in much more than just low back pain.