- Did you know that our bodies’ peripheral nervous systems and immune systems are interconnected?
- Did you know that chiropractic care has been shown to help boost the body’s immune system?
Reviewing some quick definitions, the nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and fibers that transmits nerve impulses between parts of the body. More specifically, the peripheral nervous system is the part of the nervous system that consists of the nerves on the outside of the brain and spinal cord. The immune system is a defense system that works to protect the body from disease and pathogens.
The peripheral nervous system is increasingly recognized as playing a direct role in regulating the immune system, and it’s considered a regulative force in allergic and autoimmune conditions. Essentially, the peripheral nervous system and immune system work together to create defenses for the body’s adaptation and healing. Spinal misalignments create stress on the body that could lead to nerve interference, potentially causing miscommunication with the immune system. The immune system needs to receive proper communication to protect the body from illness, infection, and disease.
Studies suggest that chiropractic adjustment can enhance immune system function. Chiropractic care is a strong, conservative approach to releasing nerve interference and allowing the brain to communicate with the body freely and unhindered.
At MG Chiropractic, Dr. Mason Greenslade incorporates several techniques to realign the body and release nerve interference. One method is instrument adjustment, or Advanced Certified Activator, which involves utilizing a small, hand-held device to manipulate, impact, and align joints and the spine. Another method is the Sacro Occipital Technique, which focuses on removing tension and helps realign the back, neck, and hips. This technique uses padded blocks placed in strategic locations under the body to allow the patient’s bodyweight to help adjust and correct affected areas.
Are you ready to kick the sick and boost your immune system? Call MG Chiropractic, part of Natural Rhythms Integrative Medicine, at (206) 257-4022 or schedule an appointment online.