Boost Your Immunity with Preventative Chiropractic Care

preventative chiropractic care LongmontThe cold weather comes and goes at this time of year but, unfortunately, the cold and flu season is here to stay for awhile. You might be wondering how to prevent catching your coworker’s bug or how to increase your children’s’ immunity at school. Regular visits to Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont for preventative chiropractic care will help boost your immunity to increase your defense against catching viruses this winter.

Preventative Chiropractic Care Boosts Immunity

In the December 2016 article “Perspectives on Chiropractic and Immunity” in Pathways to Family Wellness, people who received regular chiropractic care (at least monthly) got fewer infections and benefited from a:

  • 60.2% decrease in hospital admissions
  • 59% decrease in hospital stay durations
  • 62% decrease in outpatient surgeries
  • 85% decrease in pharmaceutical costs

Dr. Matthew McCoy, editor of The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health-Chiropractic, states “Through research we know that chiropractic has beneficial effects on immunoglobulins, B-lymphocytes, pulmonary function and other immune system processes.” One example is a study where blood was drawn from patients 15 minutes before a spinal manipulation to the middle back and again 15 minutes after the adjustment. Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., found that response of polymorphonuclear neutrophils, or white blood cells, in attacking viruses and bacteria was significantly higher after the chiropractic adjustment.

These studies prove what inherently makes sense: since the nervous system controls the function of the immune system, any interference in its performance will negatively affect our ability to destroy invading microbes. So if a vertebra is out of alignment and impeding the communication of our nervous system, it stands to reason that our immunity will also be impaired. Receiving preventative chiropractic care all year round, but especially during cold and flu season, will keep your immunity functioning at optimal levels so make an appointment today at the Cafe of Life in Longmont!

Preventative Chiropractic: Should I See a Chiropractor Even When I Don’t Have Pain?

What does it mean to be healthy?  The World Health Organization defines health as a complete state of physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.   The human body is an extremely complex system that is ever changing.   The spinal column contains a part of the central nervous system that gathers information and coordinates activity from the entire body—skin, joints, muscle, etc. So if you’ve ever asked yourself, “Should I see a chiropractor even when I don’t have pain?” our answer would be to list the many reasons a regular preventative chiropractic visit to your Longmont chiropractor is a wise decision.

Preventative Chiropractic

A state of health is not something we should be two steps behind—always searching to relieve any current ailment, ache, or pain after is appears.  Preventative chiropractic care is for everyone.  Can we expect to brush our teeth only once or get our car tuned up once and expect that to be sufficient?  Chiropractors do not cure diseases, but rather enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself through chiropractic adjustments and holistic care. Our entire body requires regular maintenance.  The key word here is maintenance.  If you sit in an office all day, hunched over a computer you need chiropractic care.  If your work involves physical labor of sufficient intensity you need chiropractic care. If you are a seasoned athlete or a workout weekend warrior you need chiropractic care.  The simple process of aging will put demands on your body and you would benefit from chiropractic care.

Let your chiropractor help you reach your health goals, your life goals. Café of Life in Longmont recommends having a skilled chiropractor do an assessment and create a preventative chiropractic plan suited just for you and your lifestyle.

Regular visits to your chiropractor will add years to your life.  But, more importantly, regular visits to your chiropractor will add life to your years!