Now, more than ever, a healthy immune system is an urgent priority. The novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on our communities and across the globe. Though many people may think of healing neck and back pain when they think of chiropractic care, it can actually function as preventative medicine too, improving your body’s chances of fighting off illness. Chiropractic care specifically boosts the immune system by targeting the nervous system. In addition to chiropractic adjustments, a healthy lifestyle and quality supplements can help keep you healthy.
The Immune-Nervous System Connection
Our body’s immune system is directly connected to our spine through our central nervous system. Thus, when our spine is not aligned, it may throw the entire immune system off track. This is because the nervous system communicates with the rest of our body through the spinal cord. This means that when the spine is damaged or misaligned, there is an interference with that path of communication, causing pain symptoms and increasing the chances of injury or illness.
How Chiropractic Care Boosts Your Immune System
Chiropractic adjustments reduce interference to the nervous system’s ability to perform optimally. Chiropractic care improves the nervous system’s function by improving the movement of the spinal bones that encase and protect the spinal cord. The same spinal adjustments that help in relieving the discomfort of those suffering from neck and back pain, also aid in boosting one’s immune system.
Specifically, one of the primary reasons one’s nervous system gets stuck in the sympathetic or stress mode is due to vertebral subluxations, also known as misalignments in the spine. correcting these vertebral subluxations, the body is restored back towards a more normal and healthy resting mode.
Other Ways to Boost Your Immune System
There are a variety of ways to boost your immune system in your day-to-day life; quality exercise and activity, nutrition, emotional and psychological wellbeing, and other healthy lifestyle choices may all help create a healthy, strong immune system. Moderate intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function, lower levels of anxiety, and perceived stress. Consistently getting a good night’s sleep, eating nutritious meals, and managing your stress are meaningful ways to elevate your immune system. The amount of recommended sleep varies depending on age. Similarly, a healthy diet will vary depending on factors such as physical activity, age, and body type. As there is a lot to balance in creating an ideal healthy lifestyle, it may be beneficial to talk to an expert like the friendly team at Divine Spine Yorba Linda. We can work with you to create a well-rounded health routine, individualized to the needs of your body and your lifestyle.
At Divine Spine Yorba Linda in Orange County, we see health through a holistic lens, which is why we offer Metagenics® at our office. By incorporating our chiropractic care with quality supplements, we are able to offer our clients a comprehensive approach to building a healthy immune system. We offer Metagenics® probiotic supplement UltraFlora® Spectrum, an omega-3 supplement called OmegaGenics® EPA-DHA 1000, and three dietary supplements: D3 5000+ K, PhytoMulti®, and Inflavonoid Intensive Care®. To learn more about these products and how chiropractic care can be a part of your preventative health care routine, contact us at Divine Spine Yorba Linda.
It’s important to note though that while a strong immune system is a good defense against sickness, it will not prevent you from contracting COVID-19. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a novel pathogen, meaning those who contract it have no existing antibodies to mount a defense. For that reason, it remains imperative to continue the CDC’s recommended guidelines of practicing social distancing, good hand hygiene, and mask-wearing. Developing a strong immune system while you’re healthy can sustain your body as it familiarizes itself with the new virus in the event you contract the novel coronavirus. Let’s work together to keep you and your loved ones healthy. Contact us now here.