Did you know that your immune system is intricately linked to your nervous system? In fact, the two systems work together to keep your body functioning optimally. When there is a problem with one system, it often affects the other. This is why I tell my patients that chiropractic care is so important for maintaining optimal health.
Chiropractors specialize in correcting misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body.As a result, your nervous system is better able to communicate with your body and keep everything in working order, including your immune system. When your body is in proper alignment, it helps to improve your overall health.
Chiropractic Care Is a Holistic Approach to Health
When people ask me what exactly chiropractic treatment is, I tell them that it is a holistic approach to health and wellness. Holistic means that we look at the body as a whole, rather than just treating individual symptoms.
You have to be proactive with your health, not reactive. Treating just the symptoms means you’re always on defense, waiting for the next thing to go wrong so you can figure out how to fix it. With chiropractic care, you’re switching to offense. You’re taking a proactive approach to ensure your body is in alignment so that all its parts can communicate with each other and keep you healthy.
Your body has an innate ability to heal itself from injuries and illnesses, but sometimes it needs a little help. That’s where chiropractic care comes in. By correcting misalignments in the spine, we can help your body to function more efficiently and improve your overall health.
The Nervous System Controls and Coordinates All Functions of the Body
The nervous system is responsible for controlling and coordinating all functions of the body. This includes the immune system. When there is a problem with spinal alignment it will invariably lead to problems with the nervous system. This problem boiled down in simple terms is a pinched nerve leaving some part of your body in chronic pain to include joints, muscles organs and even the nerves themselves. This in fact prevents your nervous system from doing its job and reduces your overall health. This is why it’s so important to keep the spine in proper alignment and make sure any chronic pains you have are handled.
Chiropractic adjustments can help to reverse misalignments in the spine to improve the function of the nervous system. Adjustments can also relieve pinched nerves to reduce your pain, as can Pressure Point Therapy, which I provide at my office in Saint Louis. Pressure Point Therapy is a simple way to relieve stress from specific nerves in your body, which can help get your nervous system running as it should, too.
How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Improve Your Immune System
When the spine is in proper alignment, it helps to reduce stress on the nervous system. This allows the body to focus on healing and repair. In addition, chiropractic care can help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation in your body, which are important for good health and reduced pain.
Think of it this way: have you ever had to work with someone for a job or school project who was distracted? You’re trying to get the job done, but your teammate isn’t able to give you 100% of their help and attention. You can either get overloaded trying to do a two-person job yourself, or you can do your best and turn in subpar work. Your immune and nervous systems are teammates, and if your nervous system is distracted by misalignment issues, it affects the quality of work your immune system can do.
Visit Mattingly Chiropractic for Immune Support
When you come to see me for chiropractic care, I’ll make sure your spine and joints are in proper alignment so your nervous and immune systems can function at their best. I also offer my patients vitamin and mineral supplements because an important part of maintaining optimal health is putting the right fuel in your engine.
If you are looking for a way to improve your overall health, I encourage you to give chiropractic a try. You may be surprised at how much it can help.
Call us at (314)-635-1008 to schedule your appointment today.