From preventing injuries to relieving chronic pain, many of us are aware of the health benefits that regular chiropractic care offers. But did you know that chiropractic care can help boost the immune system function?
The immune system is the body’s line of defense. Like every other system in the body, the immune system is controlled by the nervous system. Our nervous system and immune system work together to fight off disease and promote healing. Studies show that chiropractic care can increase responsiveness and effectiveness of both the nervous system and immune system.
Subluxations or misalignments cause compression in the body and irritates the nerve pathways affecting the organ systems, decreasing the effectiveness of your immune response. If you find yourself getting sick often, it can potentially be a result of spinal misalignments. Essentially, your brain isn’t able to properly send messages to your immune system to help it protect itself from whatever bug is going around.
Chiropractic care treats spinal misalignments through proper adjustments. Adjustments can improve immune system function and allows the body to naturally defend itself against disease. In fact, studies have shown that disease-fighting white blood cell counts were higher just 15 minutes after a chiropractic adjustment. For children, chiropractic can be especially helpful as they are more susceptible to getting sick.
At Petett Chiropractic, we believe that chiropractic care can make you healthier, allowing you to live a more active lifestyle and enjoy the sights and sounds of our beautiful Northwest. In combination with chiropractic, we highly recommend other ways to naturally boost the immune system, such proper nutrition, physical activity and getting plenty of rest.
Whether it’s a winter cold or a springtime fever, add regular chiropractic care to your family’s healthcare regime to help prevent common colds and flus. If you’re feeling under the weather, schedule an appointment with Petett Chiropractic for an immune system boost. We are conveniently located in Renton, with our chiropractic clinic facility less than 30 minutes away from Seattle.