At the core of our bodies’ ability to keep up our health and, the health of the population, is the immune system. This system acts as our last line of defense against the unbelievable number of viruses, bacteria, and other foreign agents that we are constantly bombarded with. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed more than ever the importance of a vital immune system, and the potentially disastrous consequences of a degraded one.
Keeping your immune system functioning, healthy, and robust is an excellent way to maintain your long-term health. Doing so acts as a catalyst to prevent other problems from blooming, as your immune system stops them at their inception. One of the best, and most unknown, ways to keep your immune system humming along, is through chiropractic care. Let’s dive in, to see just how and why this is the case.
America’s Immune System Problems
Roughly 3% of all Americans, or around 10 million people, live with some kind of compromise to their immune system. While this problem affects people of all ages, the demographics most likely to suffer from immune system problems are women and people over 50. Autoimmune disorders are the main consequences of a compromised immune system.
These disorders usually take one of two forms.
First, are disorders like asthma, celiac disease, or IBS, where the immune system turns in on itself, and begins attacking healthy organs, or causing unnecessary inflammation. Second, are disorders like leukemia or AIDS, in which the immune system doesn’t attack the dangerous elements entering the body. There are many common autoimmune disorders, ranging from manageable to life-threatening.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
As with many other ailments, chiropractic care can assist with immune health issues by relieving stress on the nervous system. The nervous system is like the body’s communication network, while the immune system is like its security detail. In order to properly fight the potentially dangerous invaders, the security detail and the communication network need to be synched up. Otherwise, as we have seen above, the immune system can begin attacking healthy, properly functioning systems, organs, and cells, creating the very damage it was supposed to be preventing.
Chiropractic care works to alleviate pressure on the nervous system by ensuring that the spine is properly aligned, to help your skeleton from compensating for any misalignments. These misalignments, if left untreated, will balloon over time, putting undue pressure on your bones and nervous system, increasing the likelihood of immune system problems. If you or someone you know is suffering from an immune system issue, contact Petett Chiropractic today, and we can work with you to relieve your health problems.