Have you ever hoped for a stronger immune system for your or your family? Fewer colds, zero missed days of work or school, less time and money spent at the doctor, even a smaller chance of cancer and other diseases? Today we are going to talk about one of the most amazing connections in your upper spine – the nervous system is intimately connected with your immune system. Your upper spine surrounds and protects your brain stem, which tells your immune system to fire up when there is an invading pathogen, bringing up your white blood count, T-Cells, phagocytes, and telling and all these powerful cells where to go and what to do. When a misalignment of the upper spine causes a disconnect from your brain and immune system, the stimulation caused by a gentle corrective adjustment gets your immune system fired up!
Many families seek chiropractic because of its benefits in improving the immune system of their children. In a recent study with children who had ear infections, 93% of all ear infections improved for children under the age of five who were supervised under a chiropractor’s care. 43% of the children improved within one to two visits, and 75% were better within 10 days or fewer. Though we could credit the resilience of children for this stat, many adults have also seen an improvement in sinus issues, frequent colds, and more serious immune problems. We have even had adult cancer patients seek care to help boost their immune systems.
In general, when we aren’t feeling well we tend to stay at home and hunker down. If you can find the energy to make it into the office when you’re feeling sick, it will help you get through your illness more quickly and it may also be less severe. Let us know and we can make some extra time at the beginning or end of our shifts, and we will make sure to wipe down the table carefully and sanitize everything before the next person arrives.