How Can Chiropractic Help Boost Your Immune System?

Chiropractic can help relieve your back and neck pain, but did you know that it can also boost your immune system and help lower your chances of becoming sick?

As we progress through the remainder of the cold and flu season and enter allergy season, keeping yourself healthy becomes increasingly important, lest you want to spend days recovering from a cold, or worse, the flu.

Even if you do everything in your power to avoid the germs and bacteria, there can still be unresolved weaknesses in your body that are leaving you open to common illnesses.

The solution: contact your chiropractor in Beavercreek, Ohio, Health by Logic.

The Trio of Illness Prevention

Your immune, endocrine and nervous systems are inexorably linked to one another. What happens to one can affect the performance of the other two.

Like a tripod for a camera, if one leg buckles, the whole thing collapses.

This means that even though you may be taking care of your immune system, you are still susceptible to illness because of systematic problems with your nervous and endocrine systems.

How Adjustments Help

Your nervous system is the quarterback of your entire body. There is not one process that it doesn’t have a hand (or nerve) in controlling.

The immune system is no exception.

Trouble starts when spinal misalignments block the nerves that coordinate the normal function of your immune system. Like a kinked hose or pinched electrical wire, misaligned spinal segments impede the connections that run through your nerves.

This not only causes pain but can also slow down your body’s ability to combat foreign invaders. Adjustments improve that connection and allow for a faster immune response. Within minutes of a spinal adjustment, the white blood cell and antibody counts in your bloodstream are boosted, helping prevent you from becoming sick.

Other Ways to Fight Illnesses

Let’s not forget the third leg of the tripod: the endocrine system.

This often forgotten system delivers crucial hormones to the body and plays a large part in your sympathetic nervous system, the system that controls your body’s unconscious actions (like fighting off illnesses).

If you find yourself becoming constantly sick, you may be suffering from vertebral subluxation. When your spine is misaligned, it prevents the endocrine system from supplying your immune system with the hormones it needs.

The only way to know that this is happening is to have a Chiropractor make sure that your spine is well-aligned, which helps your body maintain homeostasis.

Keeping up the Good Fight

Even if your spine is in perfect alignment, you still have to keep your immune system strong and your body healthy. Health by Logic’s Dr. Scott Ferguson can help you do that by recommending necessary vitamins and supplements, as well creating exercise programs that improve your overall health.

There is no better way to keep your body strong than by eating healthy, sleeping well and exercising.

For more information on how to maintain healthy immune, nervous and endocrine systems, contact us at Health by Logic today!