By Dr. Steve Hansen
The field of neuro-immunology has well established the connection between a healthy nerve system and normal immune function. Chiropractic adjustments boost your ability to fight off colds and flus by unlocking your spine, clearing nerve tension and unleashing your immune potential. Doesn’t it make sense to keep your immune system working its best so you can get better faster?
Years ago, Dr. Ron Pero, a highly credentialed researcher from New York was studying cancer and why certain people were more prone to be attacked by the illness. He found that the immune system played a huge role the body being able to detect and take out cancer cells. What was interesting in the article is that he consistently found one group of patients in the study that always tested significantly higher in their immune competence trials. After further investigation, he realized the only thing that the higher functioning people all had in common was they were all under chiropractic care. Ron did a further study and found that chiropractic patients had a 200 percent better immune system function compared to those not under chiropractic care. Compared to people with serious illnesses like cancer, the chiropractic patients had a 400 percent immune competence! Dr. Pero went on to state, “Chiropractic may optimize your genetic potential so that you can fully resist serious disease.”
Most people visit the chiropractor for treatment of back pain, neck pain, and headaches. And most of us chiropractors are really good at helping with these issues. Pain management only scratches the surface of what chiropractic can help with. Think about it: every cell, tissue, and organ in your body is controlled by the brain via the nerves. If the spine is jostled just slightly out of position, a condition called subluxation can irritate, rub, pinch, or stretch a nerve. Whatever is at the end of that nerve will be affected. Does this mean chiropractors cure cancer? Not at all. However, your body does, if it works as it should. And, if you have subluxations in your spine, your body cannot work at its best. You will be better able to fight the common cold, better able to adapt to stresses of everyday life, and better able to heal from the inside out.
Don’t pass off chiropractic as just a back pain remedy. Chiropractic helps you function at your best, by clearing the nerve system of interference, allowing your body to heal the way it was intended, without medication and surgery. If you are seeing a chiropractor, keep at it with periodic adjustments to keep your body working at a higher level of function. If you don’t see a chiropractor, but you want to boost your immune function, reduce pain, and increase mobility, call Back In Action Chiropractic Center in De Pere.
I’m looking forward to seeing you get well!