Your immune system is one of your body’s major lines of defence against invasion by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Scientific research continues to show that your immune system, nervous system, and endocrine (hormonal) system are intimately linked.
When your body is exposed to an infection, your nervous system is required to coordinate the attack by signalling where the infection is, whether it is bacterial or viral in origin and of what strain. If your nervous system is compromised, your immune system is less able to efficiently combat the invaders – which means that you might be more likely to be sick for longer or experience more severe symptoms.
One way that your nervous system can be compromised is if you’re subluxated – which is when the joints of your spine are ‘stuck’ and not moving in the way that they were designed to and that interferes with nerve communication pathways.
The role of chiropractic is to reduce your subluxations – and that’s how regular chiropractic care can boost your immune function.
A study has shown that people under chiropractic care have 200% greater immune function than those not under care, and 400% greater than people suffering from cancer or other serious disease.
If you’re interested in finding out if your nervous system might be impacting your immune function, have your spine checked by a chiropractor!