While chiropractic visits are a great way to alleviate aches and pains in the neck and back, most people don’t realize chiropractic care also strengthens and builds up the immune system. A healthy immune system is more effective at fighting off bacteria and viruses, and it also helps our bodies heal from sickness and injuries faster and more thoroughly. Chiropractic focuses on the spine which is part of the central nervous system, and a healthy central nervous system has been linked to a strong immune system. If you are constantly getting sick, want to prevent illnesses, or simply want an overall better quality of life, it may be time to contact a Lithia Springs chiropractor.
Benefits of Chiropractic for Your Immune System
First and foremost, chiropractic seeks to remove any nerve interference between the spine and the brain so that your brain can properly communicate with the rest of your body. Dr. Ronnie Bolar removes spinal subluxations (misalignments) through adjustments so that the central nervous system, including your immune system, can perform the necessary functions to fight illnesses, such as increasing white blood cell production or releasing antibodies without interference. As these misalignments are removed and your immune system is strengthened, your body will be able to fight off sickness more efficiently. Thus, you will get sick less often. When your body is able to fight off an invading illness, it is better equipped to fight it off in the future as well. You will not get sick as much and will be able to fight off any sickness you may have much quicker with a strong immune system functioning at optimal performance.
Why a Strong Immune System Is Necessary
Healing quickly from colds and other viruses is a great benefit of chiropractic, but a strong immune system is even more necessary to fight off more significant infections and viruses. Crohn’s Disease, HIV, or serious respiratory conditions require a strong immune system to protect the body. Chiropractic care will remove subluxations, which decreases nerve interference, thus allowing your immune system to function at optimal capacity to improve the lives of people suffering with these illnesses. One particular case study of two young boys with HIV showed a significant increase of the immune system’s ability to fight off illness. These boys initially suffered from vomiting, multiple infections, and a myriad of other symptoms related to their HIV diagnosis. After regular chiropractic care, these boys were able to start a solid diet without vomiting, walk more easily, and see a reduction in their viral load.
Chiropractic Care for the Whole Family
Spinal adjustments are not just for adults, but for the whole family, children included! Young children often share germs and are exposed to many illnesses at school. Chiropractic care has been shown to be beneficial from a young age, allowing children to take less medication, have stronger immune systems, and live an overall healthier lifestyle.
Vital Life Chiropractic in Lithia Springs can help strengthen your immune system and your ability to fight off illness. Contact Dr. Ronnie Bolar for more information.
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