I really drive home the message that most people, including healthcare professionals, are unaware and unexposed to the fact that the health and condition of every spine, including babies and children, has an influence on the immune system. And the reason for this is because of the autonomic nervous system’s relationship to the health and condition of the spine. When the spine is not moving in the slightest way, it will cause a cascade of events to occur in the brain and autonomic system that is immuno-suppressive.
The ability to fight off infections and other diseases, both short and long term, are affected. We call that subluxation and use specific tests to determine its presence, and more importantly, gentle adjustments to correct. And we know our adjustments improve immunity in a significant way.
Therefore millions of people each week around the world experience less sickness and infections, including the flu, by receiving adjustments from a chiropractor. And this has been going on since 1895, though we now better understand why.
A study from 2011 showed that those who received spinal adjustive care increased a specific immune-system protein(IgA) in the blood by 139% after receiving the adjustment. My point is to deductively connect the dots of the spine’s influence on immunity by showing the influence of immune function with spine-addressing strategies)
Another study from 2004 Journal of Orthopedic Surgery not only proved an undeniable link between the spine and immune system, but showed that those who got spinal adjustive care overcame immune-related illnesses compared to those who did not get adjusted.
Increased immunity is a specific side-effect we hear most from parents who bring their kids in to get checked.
Chiropractic is good for anyone with a spine, not just adults with back pain. Especially if an individual, including infants, have been exposed to significant chemical, physical, or emotional stress.
A study dating back to the 1990s (1992 Journal of Manual Medicine) showed that the birth process created enough trauma, even in the more natural settings, to cause minor misalignments and fixations in the upper neck. We Chiropractors call it a subluxation, and it can impact their health, development, and immunity in a major way. The biggest challenge is that most subluxations go undetected because they don’t cause pain. This is why we check kids and get great results, including my own!
I explain Chiropractic & Immunity on Podcasts, Interviews, Radio, and TV, and I always make sure to recognize that it’s less about chiropractic and more about the amazing immune system God put in us; which has the ability to detect foreign invaders and attack when necessary. We just check for and remove the interference in the autonomic system by checking and adjusting the spine. The magic is in the Creator and creation, not in the chiropractor. This is what I love the most. I always feel that if only they knew how incredible our immune systems is, then it’s easy to understand how an adjustment incredibly removes the interference from the Greatest Doctor on the inside.
And the best scientists and evidence in the world are now proving the importance of innate immunity and the link between the spine, nervous system, and immunity!
Thank God! Be Blessed,