For many of us, the word ‘chiropractic’ is closely associated with sorting out our musculoskeletal problems, mainly back pain and aches. But, how many of us do know that chiropractic can actually boost our immune system, enhancing our wellbeing and general health?
The main idea of chiropractic is to improve the body’s ability to adjust to the environment. Stress, overwork, tensions, falls and many other factors can result in spinal nerve root irritation that can further lead to many malfunctions in the human body. Chiropractic can minimise or eliminate this irritation completely, helping our bodies to function more efficiently and comfortably. In many cases, it is more about prevention than healing. Keeping your nervous system healthy will help you avoid many health problems. Here are some of the issues that your chiropractor can help you prevent.
Clear communication between your brain and nervous system ensures an effective response of your immune system. So, if you nervous system is not working properly, your immune system can be greatly affected, making your body more sensitive to diseases, viruses and bacteria. Displaced spinal columns can cause poor communication between spinal nerves and your brain, resulting in the reduced immune response. Chiropractic spinal adjustments eliminate the displacements, enabling the nerves in your spine to function at full capacity and communicate with your brain effectively, boosting your immune system.
Misaligned vertebrae, also known as subluxations, can block the flow of essential nutrients, affecting normal biomechanics and making the body, in case of injuries, irritations or infections, more vulnerable to inflammation. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine will unblock compressed nerves and improve the crucial flow, helping the body stop a build up of chemicals known to cause inflammation, such as neuropeptides and cytokines.
High blood pressure or hypertension is regularly treated by medication prescribed by doctors. However, hypertension can be also controlled by using non pharmaceutical methods. It has been proved that a chiropractic adjustment to the vertebrae located at the skull base can improve blood pressure levels, sometimes even after just one treatment.
Losing our balance and flexibility are issues that come along with ageing. By maintaining the healthy functioning of your spine, chiropractic improves your balance, reducing risks of dizziness and falling. Chiropractic treatments can also help you control your stress, reducing muscle tension and decreasing cortisol levels. They can also be quite helpful for the control of asthma as they are proved to enhance lung and airway functioning.
The main benefits of chiropractic are that you can achieve and sustain your good health and wellbeing by 100% natural care, helping your body heal itself in a completely non-pharmaceutical and non-surgical way.