Sinus Problems & the Body’s Natural Immunity

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Within everyone’s body, there is a defense system that keeps the body free of toxins and other foreign materials. This is called its immune response, and sometimes we don’t take care of it as well as we should. The body’s first defense is the skin, but you have other levels of immunity, from stomach acid to enzymes in your tears, to help keep you from infections and keep your body’s natural immunity firing on all cylinders.

Chiropractic Boosts Immunity

A subluxation (partial dislocation) of the spine can affect your body in several ways. Not only can it be the cause of back pain, but it can also lower the effectiveness of your immune system, making you susceptible for infections of all sorts. Subluxations can interfere with the brain’s signals that are sent to organs and tissues all over the body. Researchers have been investigating the effects of chiropractic on the body’s immune system and have found that spinal adjustments activate anti-inflammatory factors in the spinal cord. This helps alleviate pain caused by damage to the nervous system, and it improves the overall function of the body and all of its symptoms.

Chiropractic and Sinuses

Chiropractic care has been shown to aid those with sinus conditions and related issues, such as allergies or chronic colds. When a person has a sinus infection or sinusitis, the linings of the sinus cavities are inflamed and not functioning at optimal levels. Chiropractic adjustments can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, including in the sinuses, reducing the pain and discomfort associated with sinus issues. Additionally, being under chiropractic care will gradually improve your overall immune function, meaning that you will be less likely to have sinus problems in the future, and if you do experience them, the severity will be reduced significantly.

Misalignments of the cervical vertebrae (those in the neck) have been directly linked to sinus problems, upper respiratory issues, chronic congestion, and more. You can get a full neurological assessment at Enlightened Chiropractic, which will help Dr. Jeff pinpoint the exact areas of concern. His gentle, specific, and scientific adjustments will relieve pressure around the spine, remove nerve interference, and restore health and proper function to your entire body. Chiropractic care in Metairie is a much more effective method than sinus medication, and it will bring about long-term results and better overall health.

Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic uses state of the art technology to find subluxations in your spine and return your body to its maximum immune potential. He serves practice members in Metairie, Kenner, New Orleans, Lake View, Mid-City, Garden District, all of Jefferson Parish, and the entire Greater New Orleans area. Call today to book an appointment and see what chiropractic can do for you!


Boone, W.R., Oswald, P., Holt, K., Beck, R., Singh, K., Ashton, A. “Physical, Physiological, and Immune Status Changes, Coupled with Self-Perceptions of Health and Quality of Life, in Subjects Receiving Chiropractic Care: A Pilot Study.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, 2006 Jul: 1-6.


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