OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this project is to evaluate the acute effects of chiropractic on the immune system. Chiropractic corrects spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the nervous system by placing pressure on nerves. Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body – including the immune system – chiropractic care can have a positive effect on the immune function. “Contemporary research is beginning to shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms which may explain the outstanding clinical results chiropractors have experienced when managing patients with viral and infectious diseases, “ stated Dr. Christopher Kent.
INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: When a chiropractic adjustment was applied to the middle back, the response of polymorphnuclear neutrophils (white blood cells) taken from the blood collected 15 minutes after the adjustment was significantly higher than the blood collected 15 minutes before and 30 and 45 minutes after the chiropractic procedure.
CONCLUSION: This research demonstrated an “enhanced respiratory burst” following the chiropractic adjustment. This “burst” is needed for our immune cells to destroy invading viruses and bacteria.
Dr. Brad’s Comments
Let every person who you know that healing only comes from inside-out, not outside–in, and not with flu vaccines or cold remedies. We don’t need a pill for everything our bodies encounter. Your immune system is a direct extension of your nervous system. That’s why chiropractic adjustments help your immune system by removing choking pressure from your spinal cord – your body WILL be healthy and strong. Next time you have a cough get an adjustment – not a cough suppressant!!
One of Our Stories
I started seeing Dr. Brad 7 or 8 years ago for my back problems, My back is getting better but even more exciting is that I realized it has been about 7 years since I have had the flu or a cold. Even with my wife having caught the flu the last 2-3 winters I still didn’t catch it from her!