How a Properly Adjusted Spine Can Benefit Your Immune System
You’re probably aware that seeing your chiropractor regularly can help with chronic pain, but did you know that it can also benefit your immune system? Your immune system is made of proteins, tissues, organs, and white blood cells that all work together to keep you healthy. But a misaligned spine can really gum up the works, so to speak, and negatively impact your overall health. Read on to find out how a properly adjusted spine can benefit your immune system.
Subluxations Restrict Blood Flow
A subluxation is when part of your spine is compressed, causing pressure on the surrounding nerves. Since the immune system relies on constant blood flood and communication with the nervous system, a subluxation can slow down the process, causing you to get sick easier and unable to fight off germs and viruses properly.
Chiropractic Adjustments Boost the Immune System’s Response
Since the immune system coordinates with the nervous system to fight off potential attacks, regular adjustments can boost the immune system’s ability to get these messages across.
Inflammation is responsible for causing the majority of health ailments in the body. Restricted nerve response, caused by a misaligned spine, can increase inflammation in the body. The immune system then becomes overwhelmed and isn’t able to fight off growing disease in the body. Misalignment and subluxation can lead to inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Regular chiropractic care can correct the nerve response, reducing inflammation and allowing the immune system to do its job.
Chronic Illness Could Point to Misalignment
If you feel like you always get sick or catch a cold anytime a person sneezes close by, you could have an immune system that is overwhelmed by a misaligned spine. Talk to your chiropractor about how regular adjustments can help you to get, and remain, healthy.