Can chiropractic care benefit the immune system?
Chiropractic care is most commonly known for its ability to relieve pain and discomfort from injuries, headaches, and more. Although we likely haven't thought of visiting our chiropractor for immune support, research suggests that we may want to reconsider.
Typical health care immediately suggests the use of medication to combat cold or virus symptoms. However, under this type of treatment, the root cause of the illness is not being addressed and the symptom is just being suppressed.
Chiropractic care, on the other hand, addresses the underlying cause and strengthens the immune system. This works to prevent the virus or bacterial infection altogether from being able to take root, which is what causes the illness.
Here's how it works: spinal adjustments strengthen the central nervous system (CNS) by increasing the communication between the brain and spinal cord, which aligns the vertebrae. When the vertebrae is aligned and functioning properly, it signals the rest of the body that everything is under control.
When the body is in alignment, it is able to work on producing immune-supporting cells and processes. One study concluded that pathogen-fighting white blood cells increased after just fifteen minutes of chiropractic care, while another concluded that after an adjustment, immune-boosting Immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels in the blood and lymph increased by 139%.
When searching for an aurora chiropractor or chiropractor near me, Dr. Hancock and his team at Discover Health and Wellness are ready to set you up for immune success.