Chiropractic Care Boosts Your Immune System

By: Dr. Shane Davidson DC

The human body’s ability to ward off disease and fight against invading pathogens depends on the functioning of the immune system. A weak immune system can create gaps for pathogens to cause infections and viruses to lead to severe diseases. At our Lincoln, NE chiropractic practice, we relieves stress from the nervous system, which is a critical link that plays a HUGE role in boosting your immune system. Several techniques can help to promote a healthier and more robust immune system. While chiropractic care is generally associated with the spine, According to the NCBI study, these adjustments can contribute to a better functioning immune system.

What Causes A Weak Immune System

Many factors have been linked to a weakened immune system. The development of certain diseases like cancer can have an adverse effect on immune function. There are also infectious diseases that can dampen the immune system’s ability to fight against illnesses and pathogens. In some cases, even medication may be the reason behind a weaker immune system. Nutritional deficiencies, a lack of exercise, and lifestyle habits like smoking and excessive alcohol consumption should be considered too. 

The Role Of Chiropractic Adjustments

Neurological chiropractic adjustments have been shown to positively impact the overall functioning and well-being of the human body. 

  • The New York’s Preventative Medicine Institute found that “people who received regular chiropractic care over five years had a 200% greater immune competence than those who had not received chiropractic care. The chiropractic group showed a 400% greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases.”
  • White blood cells that obliterate bad cells and intruder cells are enhanced by boosting your T-Cells, the warrior cells, and putting them on high alert within the body through neurological chiropractic care.
  • Spinal lesions, similar to vertebral subluxation complexes, caused by misalignments are associated with exaggerated sympathetic nervous system activities (fight, flight, freeze, anxiety), releasing immune regulatory cells into the blood circulation and altering immune function. The nervous system directly affects the immune system due to the nerve supply, essential to the immune system organs.
  • HIV-positive patients adjusted over six months showed above a 48% increase in CD-4 cells, an important immune system component.
  • A properly functioning nervous system should prioritize strengthening the immune system since it is the nervous system that controls all of our bodily functions. The nervous system works by sending and receiving nerve messages or impulses to all parts of the body.
  • The nervous system is protected by the spine, consisting of 24 movable vertebrae. When the spine is in its proper position, it protects the nerve pathways.

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Dr. Shane Davidson Lincoln, NE Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic