Many people understand health from a physical standpoint, but not many fully appreciate the importance of maintaining physical and mental wellness. Chiropractors help patients maintain optimal physical health by addressing the root cause of aches and pains. The spinal column plays a vital role in immune system function.
By improving spinal alignment, chiropractors reduce nerve interference and optimize immune system response.
Increased Immune System
It is essential to understand that chiropractic is a whole-body approach to health and wellness. The immune and central nervous systems are highly intricate and organized, and communicate extensively. This allows the brain to influence and regulate the immune system. Whenever your immune system is triggered to release antibodies or send white blood cells to combat an infection, it must receive a message from the brain.
If there is interference in this communication, the immune system may not act promptly or adequately to fight the infection. Regular spinal adjustments by chiropractors at Wirth Chiropractic reduce nerve interference and help your immune system communicate efficiently. You will likely avoid a viral infection when your immune system works properly.
Even if you scrub everything in sight and wash your hands regularly, you will still get sick if your immune system weakens. Immune-boosting treatments such as chiropractic are a great way to minimize sick days and keep you feeling healthy throughout the flu season.
Increased Energy Levels
Chiropractic adjustments improve overall body function and wellness by removing nerve interference, aligning the skeletal system, and strengthening weak muscles. This helps reduce the rate at which bone and cartilage wear down in joints and improve posture.
Most bodily functions are controlled by nerves that travel through the spinal column. Spinal misalignments, or subluxations, can interfere with these nerves and cause imperceptible changes in your body’s operations.
Regular adjustments remove interference, enhance nervous system function, and boost the immune system, which is critical to maintaining wellness.
Wellness patients receiving regular chiropractic care report high satisfaction with their treatment. This is true even for patients living in shelters. This study shows that chiropractic can improve the quality of life for people with low socioeconomic status and chronic pain conditions.
Licensed chiropractors use a range of holistic methods such as water and heat therapy, physical supports, massage, acupuncture (if licensed), and manual spinal adjustments to diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the spine and joints.
These treatments help alleviate pain, improve mobility and flexibility, reduce inflammation and tension, and stimulate healing without surgery or medication. When a chiropractor performs spinal manipulation, it can change levels of neuropeptides in the blood that act as chemical messengers between nerve cells.
This helps to reduce stress and alleviate pain, ultimately boosting mood. In a survey, patients who received routine chiropractic care spent less time in the hospital and had lower health costs than those who did not receive regular treatments. They also reported reduced use of tobacco and nonprescription drugs and were generally in better overall health.
Although chiropractic treatment is often associated with pain-related injuries and ailments in the musculoskeletal system, it has also been proven to help improve sleep.
This is because spinal adjustments decrease pain and relax muscles, leading to a better night’s rest.
In addition, if you have a sleep disorder such as RLS (restless leg syndrome), specified by random sensations in the legs, including tingling and crawling, chiropractic treatments can also alleviate these symptoms.
This is because holistic chiropractors can treat the cause, such as poor blood flow or iron deficiency, contributing to RLS. Another potential cause of insomnia is spinal misalignments, which interfere with nerve communication.
However, by realigning your spine, chiropractic can relieve the pressure on the nervous system and allow it to send messages more efficiently. This, in turn, can also reduce stress levels and the production of cortisol, which can lead to insomnia.
Sleep is essential to your overall wellness. You can ensure a good night’s rest and a healthier life by scheduling regular visits with a chiropractor.