How Chiropractic Care Can Boost Your Immune System
Going to your local chiropractor for the sake of your immune health is something you should start doing if you haven’t already. Your immune system relies on nerve signaling and function to communicate what needs to keep you protected.
At Tosk Chiropractic in Pittsfield, we want to utilize our chiropractic care to keep your immune system at peak function. That means understanding the benefit of our care paired with what you can do on your own.
The Research on the Impact Chiropractic Care Has On Your Immune system
A misaligned spine means nerve signaling isn’t at its best, which also means your immune system can’t react as fast to a pathogen or fight off illness as efficiently as normal. Studies show that chiropractic care can boost your immune system by correcting a misalignment in your spine, which restores proper nerve function and can boost your immune system by up to 200%.
On top of chiropractic care, we want you to be aware of ways you can inadvertently sabotage your immune health. Your immune system is made of far more than white blood cells and antibodies. It also includes your lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, skin, mucous, lungs, stomach acid, and most importantly the good bacteria in your gut. 80% of immune function happens in your gut.
To help every last bit of your immune system function optimally, you want to evaluate your sleeping, dietary and activity habits. Poor sleep hurts your immune health, a junky diet is just as damaging, and a sedentary lifestyle makes you prone to illness and disease. Something as simple as a 15-minute daily walk provides great health benefits.
Stress is another biggie. Stress tenses you up from head to toe, spills over into bad dietary choices, and can hamper a good night’s sleep. If you’re not sure where to start, come over to Tosk Chiropractic and we’ll help your body destress and loosen up.
Care for Your Spine and Immune System In Pittsfield
Dr. Stephen D. Tosk has been practicing chiropractic exclusively in the Berkshires since 1977. His patient care philosophy of patient care involves a thorough consultation and examination before performing any type of treatment. Treatments are gentle and painless. Your health and his reputation are always treated with the highest degree of professionalism.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Give us a call at (413) 442-8563 or go online and fill out our contact form.