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How can your chiropractor help your immune system?
Dr. Summer TurnerNov 22, 2021 3:49:18 PM4 min read

How Does Chiropractic Care Help The Immune System?


Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment option for back pain and neck pain, but it goes far beyond that.

Chiropractic care regularly will encourage spinal health, restore joint function and range of motion, and support your nervous system through precise spinal manipulation.

Chiropractic care does support the nervous system function, it indirectly boosts your immune system as well.

In a previous blog post, we go into more depth about what is chiropractic care.

At Arrowhead Clinic, we specialize in treating accident victims, but we also emphasize overall well-being, including strengthening your immune system.

Arrowhead Clinic uses natural treatments like spinal correction and adjustments, decompression, structural integration, and massage therapy to promote overall health.

By adding these practices into your everyday wellness routine, you will see an increase in immune function.

In the article below, we will take a look at how chiropractic care will help your immune system.

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What Is Your Immune System and Why Should You Take Care Of It

Your immune system plays a pivotal role in keeping your body healthy and functioning to its potential.

Our immune system's primary role is to protect your body and fight against infectious organisms and keep them from entering your body, preventing illness.

If your immune system is working correctly, you won't even know it's there.

But when it stops working, you will get sick or ill.

Your immune system is made out of proteins, tissues, organs, and white blood cells.

All of these parts work together to keep you healthy.

Our immune system prevents disease, infection and helps you recover from injury.

A poor immune system can cause several problems like allergies, asthma, diabetes, seasonal colds, the flu, and even some forms of cancer.

An increase in stress levels can drastically impact the performance of immune system cells.

This is why regular chiropractic care that can boost your immune system can come in handy.

The Innerworkings of Your Nervous System and Your Immune System

Our nervous systems and immune system functions are hardwired to work together to allow your body to function at an optimal level.

Both of these systems release hormones and tiny messenger molecules that will communicate with each other and other organs in our bodies.

Your nervous system sends information to your brain from the rest of your body and can directly influence the receptors in your immune system.

Your brain can use nerve cells to communicate with your immune system and trigger an immune response.

Your immune system can also send signals to the brain, letting it know if there are any foreign or unwanted antigens so your brain can then tell the nervous system how to react.

One study showed increased antibody levels after an adjustment bringing major benefits to your immune system function.

In some instances, people with viruses, colds, sore throats, sinus congestion, and other symptoms reported quicker recoveries after their adjustments.


Chiropractor treating a patient to help their immune system


Why Does Chiropractic Health Help Your Immune System?

Chiropractors help their patient's immune systems stay strong because chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation will indirectly boost their immune function.

Several studies of the human body through clinical trials have found a link between your nerves, endocrine, and immune system.

These three systems all share messenger molecules that communicate throughout the body.

Information gathered by one system is shared with the others to create optimal responses for the body to adapt and heal.

So how does chiropractic treatment and chiropractic adjustments come into play?

When one system isn't functioning correctly, it will impact the other systems.

So when your nervous system isn't functioning properly, or there's an interference, it can affect your immune response.

A misaligned spinal cord can interrupt the nervous system's functionality, creating a domino effect, leaving you vulnerable to illnesses. A series of spinal adjustments to achieve a better spinal alignment can help avoid these issues.

With chiropractic and immune system care, your body can use the intelligence of all three systems to stay healthy.


Boost Your Immunity at Arrowhead Clinic

Arrowhead Clinic has over 40 years of experience helping chiropractic patients recover from accident injuries.

However, a welcome side effect of these natural care practices is a strengthened immune system.

Your nervous system impacts every function throughout your body. Better nerve function will help with your immunity.

By performing a detailed physical exam and a review of your medical history, a doctor at Arrowhead Clinic can diagnose any dysfunctions in your body that could be compromising your physical health and well-being.

Then, using spinal manipulation, they will treat your problems at the source, leading to better immune system health.

If you find yourself suffering from cold, flu, and other illnesses more often than you should, visit Arrowhead Clinic today.

A chiropractic doctor can help treat your illness by designing a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

If you're a new patient, you can make an appointment for a free consultation by clicking the button below.


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Dr. Summer Turner

Dr. Turner is Arrowhead Clinic’s Atlanta Chiropractor. She is originally from North Carolina but has traveled all over the country pursuing her career as a Chiropractor by treating people who have been injured in accidents and people who suffer from chronic pain. She has been with Arrowhead for many years, fulfilling her desire to help accident victims and patients who suffer from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turner is well-versed in chiropractic care with an emphasis on sports-related therapies. She had the opportunity to train under the chiropractor for the Carolina Panthers to complete her Master's in Sports Rehabilitation. She studied under two more chiropractors, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and adjusting techniques. Dr. Turner is certified in several soft tissue techniques, including Active Release Technique (ART) and Fascial Distortion Model (FDM), as well as a movement diagnosis technique called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). Dr. Turner believes that movement is life and, as such, plays a critical role in overall health. She has always been passionate about helping people improve their quality of life, be it through chiropractic care, nutritional counseling, and/or a variation of physical modalities. She has helped many individuals achieve a healthier life. A recent review left by one of Dr. Turner’s patients stated, “Great customer service from staff. Quick and effective service from the doctor.” Dr. Turner offers free, same-day consultations to anyone in pain. She is available for appointments Monday-Friday from 9 a.m to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.