Our bodies are constantly under attack from foreign invaders such as environmental toxins, pollutants, bacteria, germs and viruses. The immune system is our body’s natural defense against these attackers.
Did you know that chiropractic care boosts immunity so you can fight these invaders?
The immune system is made up of organs, structures and white blood cells whose job it is to identify and destroy disease causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites and even the body’s own cells that have malfunctioned. The nervous system affects the immune system both directly and indirectly.
How The Nervous System Affects The Immune System
The direct nervous system affect is via the synapsing of neurons with white blood cells in lymphoid tissues. The indirect effect is through blood-borne neurotransmitters and hormones, which activate receptors on the white blood cells surface.
Substantial research has clearly demonstrated that a wide range of stress can deplete immune system resources and adversely affect neurological and biological communication resulting in:
- Abnormal levels of B and T cells
- Decreased responsiveness of natural killer cells
- Fewer IgA antibodies to be secreted in the saliva.
What does that mean to you?
It means that you are more likely to get “sick” because your body has a lower ability to fight off infection and your weakened immune system is overwhelmed. That is why subluxation is so dangerous and devastating to your health.
What Is Adaptive Physiology?
In order to understand the devastating effects of a vertebral subluxation and the power of a chiropractic adjustment, you must understand adaptive physiology. When your body goes into a “Fight or Flight” response due to a stressor (bear jumping out at you, hearing about a tragedy, etc.), your body will respond accordingly.
The first thing that happens is that your blood pressure, heart rate, blood clotting factors, blood fat, LDL cholesterol, insulin, and glucose go UP so you can adapt to your environment adequately.
Your cell-mediated immune system weakens, and that reduces your sex hormone binding globulin resulting in a higher level of circulating sex hormones in your blood. This leads to cancers, colds, influenza, and other infections.
The #1 risk factor in determining whether or not you will get a site-specific cancer is by the amount of sex hormones you have in your blood. Your body decreases serotonin which down regulates learning and up regulates anxiety and fear centers in the brain so you can react to the stressor more effectively; however, this leads to increased anxiety, fear, depression, and learning and attention deficits.
This response is called adaptive physiology.
Movement of the spine creates stimulation of proprioceptors in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and discs. Proprioception and mechanoreception are essential nutrients for balance and health of the brain and the entire mind and body. When a human has a vertebral subluxation, proprioception is diminished which is recognized by the body as a stressor eliciting the stress response, putting the body into adaptive physiology.
If the subluxation is not removed it stays there chronically.
Subluxation – the Cause of Many Chronic Illnesses
If you look at over 95% of chronic illnesses, they are all the result of chronic adaptive physiology due to a stressor:
- chronic pain
- heart disease
- decreased libido
- acid reflux
- auto-immune issues
- and more…
That is how subluxation kills and lifetime chiropractic will add years to your life!
All of the studies show that subluxation affects your health from the inside out, despite how you look and feel.
- Tapio Videman, M.D. published in Clinical Biomechanics 1987, proved that when immobilization occurs (subluxation) in a joint and remains there for more than 10-15 days, that joint begins to degenerate.
- A prospective study from “The Journal of American Geriatrics Society” 2004 proved that “Participants with hyperkyphotic posture had a significant, 2.4 times greater rate of death.” Reversing or stopping hyperkyphosis equals reversing or stopping death – according to the medical data!
- The conclusion of one of the most prominent up to date studies proving what subluxation is and does and that it is not associated with pain most of the time, was a study out of Clinical Neurophysiology in 2007. This study proved that areas of reduced or restricted spinal motion causes spinal degeneration and changes in neurological communication between the brain and body are medically a fact and termed the Vertebral Subluxation Complex by Chiropractors.
The study revealed that Vertebral Subluxation can be present without pain or with pain and getting rid of them requires a professional trained in detecting and correcting them much like a dentist does with symptomatic or asymptomatic cavities. Preventing them requires improving spinal range of motion and specific postural exercises in conjunction with regular chiropractic corrective care!
These facts and many more further prove the importance of lifetime chiropractic care. Here in our office we take that even further with the 5 Essentials of Max Living. This is why when you feel you are getting sick, are more stressed, are busier, feeling overwhelmed or not at your best it is essential to come in for more adjustments NOT LESS.
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