For your body to have an optimal response the Nervous System and Immune System work together for the body to adapt and heal properly. A misalignment in the body can cause stress to the body which leads to an inadequate immune response and a variety of diseases. Receiving an adjustment from a chiropractor is proven to boost the responses of the immune and nervous systems.
When the spine is misaligned, it can cause irritation of the nerve pathways, which inevitably affect the organ systems of the body. The autonomic nervous system is in direct communication with lymphoid organs such as lymph nodes, thymus, and bone marrow which produce the body’s immune response.
Inflammatory based diseases can be influenced by the endocrine, nervous, and immune systems of the body. Direct stimulation of the nerves can affect the growth and function of inflammatory cells. Dysfunction of any of the later pathways can lead to rheumatoid arthritis and depression.
Chiropractors who focus on wellness, examine the spinal subluxations (misalignment of vertebrae in the spine) and give an adjustment to decrease the stress on the nervous system and inevitably your immune system will decrease as well.