With health and prevention at the forefront of everyone’s minds due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are seeking our additional ways to shield ourselves and our families from unwanted germs. Did you know that regular chiropractic care can help protect you from illness by boosting your immunity effectively and naturally?


While regular chiropractic adjustments help with relieving back and neck pain, they also aid our immune system. According to a three-year study conducted by the Preventative Medicine Institute, chiropractic care is proven to boost immune system function by up to 400%. Patients who saw a chiropractor regularly had a 200% greater immune system function than those not receiving care.


Our immune system is hard-wired to work directly with our nervous system, which runs through the spine. When the nervous and immune systems are working together, they create optimal responses for your body allowing it to work efficiently. The nervous system sends information to your brain, which in turn stimulates your immune system. Using nerve cells, your brain communicates with your immune system to trigger an immune response. These signals let your brain know of any unwanted viruses or bacteria and tell the nervous system to react to purge these foreign bodies. However, when your spine is out of alignment it throws your nervous and immune systems off-track, resulting in a non-responsive or vulnerable system.


Stress and anxiety also can weaken your immune system. In fact, some illnesses are worsened by stress including asthma, depression, and heart disease. If you are chronically stressed, your stress hormones can affect how your body functions and compromise your immune system. This can lead to a higher risk of digestive issues, weight gain, headaches, and other health problems.


The good news is that chiropractic care can help. To help relieve spinal compression and immune system vulnerability, chiropractors use a variety of manipulations to boost your immunity. Chiropractic adjustments can release muscle tension, reduce spinal nerve irritation, and improve blood flow - all results of chronic stress. These adjustments signal your brain to turn off the “fight or flight” response, allowing your body to start the healing process and helping it return to a relaxed and balanced state.


In addition to chiropractic adjustments, getting adequate sleep, regular exercise, and a healthy diet can help boost your overall immunity and protect you from viruses and bacteria. Stress-reducing activities such as yoga, meditation, and reading can also help.


A healthy spine is essential to overall health and wellbeing. Regular chiropractic care can help improve your overall quality of life without the use of surgery or pain medication.


Dr. Brian Augustine of ​ Augustine Chiropractic has more than 31 years of experience treating patients for their joint pain and other conditions through personalized chiropractic care treatments. Locally-owned and -operated, our chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regimens to provide alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health and wellbeing. Give us a call today at 813-994-6008 to schedule an appointment or visit their ​ website ​to learn more about our services!








Sources

https://pmri.org/research/