Patients who come in with allergies, colds, sore throats, sinus congestion, headaches, and stomach viruses often remark that their recovery seems to be accelerated by chiropractic care. Numerous studies lend support to the idea that chiropractic correction of spinal dysfunction can aid the immune responses of the body by reducing nerve interference.
Many people wonder what the spine has to do with immune function. The answer is simple: your spinal cord is part of the master control system for your body- your nervous system- and it controls everything else in the body, including your immune system. The role of a healthy spine is to protect the nerve system from stress, allowing it to transmit information. Freely flowing information across your nerve system is an essential element for health.
By decreasing stress in the nervous system, chiropractic permits the immune system to function more effectively.
The Doctors at LiveWell seek out obstructions to the flow of energy and information across your nerve system, and ensure that your vertebrae are in a healthy position and allowed to move properly. When your spine is aligned there is no stress on the nerve system. This allows for proper regulation and healing.
During an immune response, the brain and the immune system “talk to each other,” a process which is essential for maintaining balance in the body. If the nervous system is not functioning properly, then the immune system cannot function at 100%, and thus the body becomes fertile ground for bacteria, viruses and illness.