In recent weeks, it has been hard to avoid news regarding the virus COVID-19, a novel form of Coronavirus that is rapidly spreading across the globe. Resources like the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are issuing updated guidance daily on behaviors that can help protect you and your community from the spreading illness. While some of the measures, such as social isolation, are unique to the situation, others are reminders to practice good health habits. Washing our hands and avoiding touching our faces are proven methods for preventing spread of germs. It is also critical to maintain your proactive healthcare routine, including visiting a Charlotte chiropractor for adjustments that can boost immunity and keep the body healthy.

Immune Systems

Our bodies are made up of a network of various systems, working together to keep us healthy and functioning well every day. One of these systems is the immune system, which is focused on fighting off foreign illnesses. A strong immune system allows bodies to ward off diseases, mild and severe alike. When faced with any virus, this system plays an important role in how susceptible your body may be and the ability to overcome the illness should you contract it. If the immune system isn’t functioning correctly, bodily function can break down and quality of life can be diminished.

Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care

The immune system is controlled by another system, called the central nervous system. Specifically, the vagus nerve controls inflammation, a phenomenon known as the inflammatory reflex arc. Research into the reflex shows that correct alignment of the spine improves the nervous system, and therefore the immune system as well. Dr. Grant Lisetor at Greater Life chiropractic can gently adjust the spine, ensuring alignment and improving the body’s ability to fight off illnesses.  Practice members visit Greater Life Chiropractic for a number of reasons, ranging from ear infections to allergies to autoimmune diseases. While chiropractic care is typically associated with back and neck pain, a large body of research actually shows that it can help with more general health concerns. For example, chiropractic adjustments have been found to reduce fever in patients exhibiting acute symptoms, even when medicinal treatments did not work.

Chiropractic Care and Current Events

As of right now, there is no known cure for COVID-19, whether it be through traditional medicine or alternative practices. While symptoms can be addressed depending on their severity, the goal of international health organizations is to prevent spread of the disease, and where there is spreading, to prevent severe cases. We are relying on our immune systems at this time to play their role in preventing viruses from making us sick, and seeking chiropractic care is a proven method to boost your immune system.

Greater Life Chiropractic understands that the news surrounding COVID-19 can be overwhelming and perhaps scary. If you are able, take this time to focus on the basics of good health and hygiene, including visits to Dr. Lisetor for adjustments. Contact our office today to schedule your visit.

 

Sources

Chiropractic and the Neuroimmune Connection https://www.vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/05/chiropractic-and-the-neuroimmune-connection/

Resolution of Fever in an 11-year old Male Following Chiropractic Adjustments to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of Literature. https://www.vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/10/resolution-of-fever-in-an-11-year-old-male-following-chiropractic-adjustments-to-reduce-vertebral-subluxation-a-case-report-review-of-literature/

Resolution of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis & Improved Immune Function in a 16 year old Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. https://www.vertebralsubluxationresearch.com/2017/09/10/resolution-of-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-improved-immune-function-in-a-16-year-old-undergoing-chiropractic-care-a-case-study/