Boost Your Immune System with Chiropractic Care
From October to May, the cold and flu season is an unpleasant time for millions of people every year. This season is filled with stuffy and runny noses, sneezing, coughing, fevers, and body aches. To add to this, the COVID-19 virus has made the typical cold and flu season even more challenging as people are stuck at home and not able to safely be around other people on a regular basis. This makes it harder to build up immunity to new cold and flu viruses, which makes people more susceptible to becoming sick. One effective tip to avoid those pesky sick days is to boost your immune system. While there is a wide range of tips to increase your immune system, we are going to talk about how chiropractic care can help you boost your immune system. With a stronger immune system, you can live a healthier, more enjoyable life.
Before diving into this article, let’s quickly discuss what exactly your immune system is and why it is important for your overall health and well-being.
What is the Immune System?
The immune system consists of various proteins, tissues, organs, and white blood cells that work together to maintain your health. The body’s immune system protects and defends against infectious organisms, as well as prevents these organisms from entering your body and making you sick. A strong immune system will prevent infectious germs from making you sick, while a weak immune system will fail to fight off these germs and cause you to get sick.
What Causes Your Immune System to Not Work Properly?
There are various factors that affect your immune system, such as:
- Autoimmune disorders: the immune system attacks itself as it would with an infectious organism
- Immunodeficiency disorder
- Allergic disorder: the immune system overreacts to a specific allergen, causing people to feel sick
- Stress: stress hormones impact the body’s functions and makes you more susceptible to having mental health issues, digestive issues, sleep disorders, weight gain, and memory loss
How Your Nervous System Affects Your Immune System
Your nervous system is responsible for your body’s functions and directly communicates through the spinal cord. When the spine is damaged or not properly aligned, this affects your nervous system. This interferes with the brain to body communication, which can increase your chances for pain, injury, and illness. Additionally, when the nervous system isn’t working properly, this affects your immune system, making it harder for your body to naturally fight off illnesses and recover from injuries. Indeed, this can increase your chances of getting a cold, flu, or other illnesses as your body will not be able to defend itself against common germs.
Achieve a Stronger Immune System with Chiropractic Care
Studies indicate that chiropractic care designed to reduce stress, pain, and spine misalignments improves people’s nerve functions and helps strengthen their immune system by 200 percent. This helps explain how people that regularly seek chiropractic care are typically healthier and less likely to become sick during cold and flu seasons. By using neurologically-based chiropractic care, our doctors can identify and address dysfunctions in your body that are compromising your ability to live a healthier life. When those misalignments are treated at the source, the nervous system can work properly and allow the immune system to do its job – fight off illnesses and recover faster from injuries. As you can see, the nervous and immune systems are all connected and are necessary for achieving a healthier life. Contact Inside Out Chiropractic today to learn how chiropractic care can help boost your immune system.