How can Chiropractic Care Help Your Immune System?
Maintaining overall health has become a major goal as we navigate these unprecedented times. In a world where the media is pushing for masked faces, hand sanitizer, and isolation - I can’t help but feel like an essential concept is being ignored. Chiropractic care and whole-body wellness are proactive ways to keep your immunity high and allow your body to function as it was designed to in order to fight disease.
Maintaining regular chiropractic care ensures that the communication between your nervous system and the immune system is open and clear. This ensures that your body is prepared to carry out an immune defense if necessary.
The Nervous System
The nervous system is the master control system of the human body. Nothing in the body happens without the nervous system telling it to. It controls and coordinates all functions of the body. The central nervous system, CNS, is made up of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. The nerves are delicately intertwined from the brain, throughout the spine and branch out to every organ and body part.
The nerves and nerve ending relay messages to the brain, which then communicates a reaction for the body to carry out. It happens within milliseconds but is critical to maintaining homeostasis in the body.
When the communication is interrupted between the nerves and the brain - the human body cannot react properly and it can affect every function of the body.
These interruptions are caused by subluxations - or shifts in the spine that obstruct the nervous system and cause a disconnect.
The Immune System
The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection. It recognizes foreign substances and prepares a defense against them.
The immune system is complex. There are numerous cell types that either circulate throughout the body or reside in a particular tissue. Each cell type plays a unique role, with different ways of recognizing problems, communicating with other cells, and performing their functions.
Your immune system is the guardian and protector of your body and of your health.
How Are They Connected?
Like every other function in the human body, the immune system is controlled by the nervous system. The immune system is sometimes referred to as the circulating nervous system.
The nervous system is responsible for communicating to the immune system the exact location of the damage or infection. Once at the site, the immune system communicates back to the nervous system what is happening at the site. One cannot perform without the other.
If the chain of communication is disturbed, the human body cannot carry out a proper immune defense. This can present itself as a lack of reaction or an overreaction (like an autoimmune disease).
How Can Chiropractic Care Affect the Immune System?
Coherence magazine outlines it pretty clearly - “ obstructions of the nervous system can cause immune system dysfunction and the science of chiropractic says that by removing the nervous system obstruction, spinal adjustments can help correct immune system dysfunction”.
Essentially, because the nervous system is a delicate system of threadlike nerves that intertwine the spinal cord, any misalignment in the spinal cord can cause an interruption in communication throughout the body. This interruption in communication may hinder your body’s ability to react to a foreign substance or injury and stop it from creating an immune defense.
Thankfully, chiropractic adjustments aim to correct those misalignments in the spine and ensure that the nervous system is functioning properly at all times.
At Thrive Family Chiropractic, I aim to use preventative measures to keep you and your family healthy at all times. Routine chiropractic adjustments can ensure that your body is maintaining homeostasis and ready to defend itself.
Dr. Cristina Padilla Bravo | Mobile Family Chiropractor in Jacksonville, FL
Dr. Padilla’s practice focuses on expecting mothers, babies, and children, creating a supportive and educational space for women and their families.
Thrive Family Chiropractic, LLC was founded by Dr Padilla in the fall of 2017 with the idea that Chiropractic care should be convenient and accessible to all, with a focus on facilitating care for families, women during pregnancy and children. Throughout her years of practice, Dr Padilla has seen how challenging it can be for families to incorporate Chiropractic into their lifestyles and make it a priority rather than a luxury. With this thought in mind, Dr Padilla wants to provide the best, most personalized and individualized Chiropractic care to women during pregnancy and to children of all ages, to help improve their lifestyle, prevent chronic illness and allow them to express their full potential in life, sports, school.
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