Did you know that your immune system is affected through a series of connections between the endocrine and the autonomic nervous system? Studies show that chiropractic adjustments improve the function of the nervous system through mobilizing the spinal bones that encase and protect the spinal cord and releasing pressure that may be causing discomfort.
One of the most important studies on this topic was performed by Dr. Ronald Pero, Ph.D., chief of cancer prevention research at New York’s Preventive Medicine Institute and professor medicine at New York University. Because Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the nerve system and deal with injury to the spinal cord, these connections led Dr. Pero to consider chiropractic care as a potential alternative for reducing the risk of immune breakdown and disease. His study showed the positive effect that chiropractic care can have on the immune system and general health.
Using scientific methods, Dr. Pero discovered that individuals who had received long term Chiropractic care had a 200% greater immune competence.
While spinal adjustments aren’t a cure all, they have been shown to boost immune function as they serve to correct spinal mis-alignments that cause neural dysfunction. Neural dysfunction stresses a body out, which may lead to a weakened immune system and lowered response to a foreign body, such as the cold or virus.
Bottom line, get adjusted!