Your immune system is responsible for keeping you in good health. It fights cancers, toxins and viruses, even the common cold. Your immune system works with your central nervous system to detect and respond to these ‘body invaders’.
Many people take prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications to boost their immune systems, unaware that the chemicals within them actually interfere with your central nervous system. They dull and diminish the messages sent by the body to the brain, and vice versa. This actually makes you more susceptible to getting sick. All those side-effect warnings you hear on commercials for pharmaceuticals? Those are caused by the chemicals in those drugs actually wreaking havoc on your immune responses.
But chiropractic care involves no drugs, no chemicals and comes with no scary adverse effects! Regular chiropractic care, combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle, is an excellent tool to help those who are healthy maintain good immune support and those battling an auto-immune disorder to boost their immune responses and minimize the effects of their condition.
Autoimmune diseases are triggered by those body invaders and, in response, attack the body itself instead of fighting infection. Some of the most-common Autoimmune Disorders include:
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Type 1 Diabetes
At Rushmore Family Chiropractic, we are familiar with all of these conditions and we treat several patients with these. In fact, one of our staff members has Type-1 Diabetes. We are not just here to adjust backs, straighten hips and relieve stiff necks. We are here to help you find optimum health.
Autoimmune disorders are very complex syndromes, often involving a variety of different symptoms that come and go over time. Anyone diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder will need a team of health care providers to meet their medical needs.
A chiropractor should be a part of that team. Chiropractors can help improve your motor performance, mobilizing the joints and soft tissues in your body, reducing pain and stiffness. Spinal adjustments can increase blood flow, critical for your internal organs which need to be robust and healthy to fight off the disease. And with the spine as an integral part of your central nervous system, the better the communication from spine-nerve-brain, the stronger your body will function. Chiropractic adjustments correct nerve impediments as a result of spinal misalignment. Adjusting your spine means restoring function to your body’s many nervous pathways.
It’s all about giving your body a fighting chance of living the fullest life. Better spinal health equals better nerve communication, better muscle, organ and tissue function and the highest chance to fight the symptoms of your autoimmune disorder.
Rushmore Family Chiropractic also offers many high-quality supplements to help boost your immune system. So if you are facing an autoimmune diagnosis, turn to your health care professionals at Rushmore Family Chiropractic. Let us be part of your wellness team, so you can focus on fighting for your health and well-being!