Immune System Health

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When people think of chiropractic care, they often think of back and neck pain, but that isn’t all that chiropractic can help with. It can also offer support to the immune system so that your body is able to fight off sicknesses, heal more effectively when you do get sick, and stay healthier. Those who frequently suffer from colds, stomach viruses, or symptoms of the flu can greatly benefit from regular adjustments from Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas. For relief from constant sickness or to improve your overall health and wellness, focus on your immune system health with regular and consistent chiropractic care.

Strengthening the Immune System

The immune system can help healing happen more quickly when you get a sickness, such as s cold or the flu, but it can also help fight off infections from more serious diseases such as Crohn’s Disease, inflammatory arthritis, respiratory issues, and HIV as these require a healthy and strong immune system to be able to effectively fight off the symptoms of the diseases. Antibodies released from the immune system can fight off serious infections from viruses and bacteria. The immune system will also discharge necessary hormones or increase white blood cell production to fight off a detected illness when the proper functions occur through brain-body communication. It is essential to achieving optimal health and wellness that the body receives the messages from the brain via the spinal cord to boost the amount of antibodies, fight off infection by increasing white blood cell production, and strengthen the immune system. Chiropractic care can do all that and more!

Why Chiropractic Care Benefits the Immune System

The central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord, influences all the other bodily systems, immune system included. For increased function of the immune system, it is necessary that all systems communicate and work together properly. A spinal misalignment can cause interferences between the systems which can lead to illnesses and general dysfunction. Messages are distorted or simply don’t arrive at their proper destination because of misalignments and nerve interference. Greater New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Jeff removes spinal misalignments through gentle, specific chiropractic adjustments, allowing nerve communications to pass through freely.

In a case study involving a two young boys with HIV, chiropractic care increased immune system health and their ability to fight off infections. Their symptoms of vomiting, frequent infections, and other issues related to their HIV diagnosis were greatly improved after seeking the help of a chiropractor. They were able to walk without help, eat more solid foods without vomiting, and achieve a lower viral load number. Chiropractic care significantly improved their immune system function and thus their overall quality of life.

Other Benefits of Increasing the Immune System Through Chiropractic

The benefits of a healthy immune system are numerous. Optimal immune health decreases the amount of sicknesses your body must heal from. It also means you get sick less often and don’t have to take medication with harmful side effects to fight off symptoms, as your body will do it on its own when spinal subluxations are removed and proper brain-body communication is achieved. Because you are sick less often, your mindset will begin to change, as a healthy body can improve your outlook on life. When you see the benefits of seeking care from a Metairie chiropractor, you will adjust your mindset from trying to fight off illnesses with reactive care to embracing proactive care through whole body health and chiropractic.

Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic want to help you achieve a healthy and full life through improving the immune system with chiropractic care. Dr. Jeff serves individuals in Metairie, Kenner, Jefferson Parish, and the entire Greater New Orleans area. Get in touch with the team at Enlightened Chiropractic today and get on a path to better immune system health.


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