Chiropractic Boosts Immune FunctionPortland, OR Wellness and Chiropractic
If you find that you get sick a lot, it's possible that your spinal column may be to blame. Dr. John Helton sees many patients who come to our Portland, OR chiropractic office to work on staying healthy. The latest scientific literature confirms what our patients say: chiropractic adjustments can help boost your immune system.
Your Body Needs Clear Pathways for Maximum Health
When you have subluxations or misalignments in your spine, your brain isn't able to send and receive the proper messages with your immune system to help it protect itself from whatever virus is going around. And if a bug is able to get into your system, your brain needs to be able to tell your body how to fight it off. This is made possible with chiropractic care as the pathways become clearer and communication more effective.
Chiropractic Improves Your Quality of Life
As a result, chiropractic can make you healthier, ultimately increasing your quality of life as you have the ability to avoid illness and disease. Thus, you can spend more time doing the things you love.
- Neil J. Manipulative therapy and immune response: A literature review of the chiropractic and osteopathic evidence. Clinical Chiropractic 2012;15(3):186.
- Licciardone, JC, et al. Associations of Cytokine Concentrations With Key Osteopathic Lesions and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Nonspecific Chronic Low Back Pain: Results From the OSTEOPATHIC Trial. The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2012;12(9):596-605.
- Teodorczyk-Injeyan JA, McGregor M, Ruegg R, Injeyan HS. Interleukin 2-regulated in vitro antibody production following a single spinal manipulative treatment in normal subjects. Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2010; 18:26.