How Chiropractic Care Can Boost Your Immune System As Well As Your Health
The state of your health largely depends on how well your immune and nervous systems function. At Core Chiropractic, we promote whole-body wellness, which is why we offer chiropractic care to boost your immunity. Dr. Justin Tinker is our chiropractor in Jacksonville, FL, but also serves Fruit Cove, Julington Creek, Mandarin, Durbin, Bartram Park, St. John's, and surrounding areas. Dr. Tinker is trained to use chiropractic adjustments, neurology, and nutrition to help strengthen the immune system.
The Immune System and Nervous System
The immune system consists of organs, cells, and chemicals that fight off infection caused by bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. The nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. Although they have different functions, problems with the nervous system may negatively affect immune function and vice versa.
Chiropractors understand the link between these systems and seek to improve immune function by addressing nervous system imbalances. This may come as a surprise to many who think chiropractic is only about relieving neck and back pain.
How Chiropractic Care Can Boost Immunity
Stress, eating unhealthy, smoking, and alcohol drinking can weaken your immune system and make you vulnerable to infection and illnesses such as colds, fevers, headaches, digestive problems, and chronic inflammatory conditions. In some cases, the immune system becomes hypersensitive and overacts to harmless substances causing allergies. Medications may also trigger changes that confuse the immune system and make it attack itself (an autoimmune disorder).
Fortunately, wellness care by our chiropractor in Jacksonville, Julington Creek, Mandarin, and St. John's provides a non-invasive and drug-free way to boost your immune system. It improves communication between the brain and spine and helps the body naturally heal itself from various common ailments.
Spinal adjustment or spinal manipulation is a primary chiropractic tool. But chiropractic care also involves using nutrition, massage therapies, and therapeutic exercises to boost immunity and physically strengthen the body. If required, we may recommend eating lots of immune-boosting foods, especially anti-inflammatory foods and those rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Spinal Adjustments for a Healthy Immune System
You might be surprised how simply repositioning the spine helps reduce inflammation and regulate immune function. Dr. Tinker performs manual and instrument-assisted adjustments to correct nervous system interference caused by subluxations, herniated disc, or pressure on the nerve. Adjustments are gentle and safe for newborns, children, adults, seniors, and pregnant women. They are proven to be effective for pediatric conditions linked to weak immunity such as infantile colic, ear infections, allergy, and asthma.
Get Well at Core Chiropractic
Dr. Tinker will assess your spine to look for problems that typically interfere with proper immune and nervous system functions. We can then tailor your treatment plan to help optimize your health and wellness. Call Core Chiropractic at 904-683-4376 to request an appointment with our chiropractor in Jacksonville, Julington Creek, Mandarin, and St. John's, Florida.