Chiropractors have known for years that taking care of your spinal health can lead to better physical health, as well. Now, research is uncovering the same link. A study in the Journal of Physiological and Manipulative Therapeutics showed that the health of a person’s immune system may be directly affected by the health of a person’s nervous system. In the study, white blood cells were shown to have receptor sites for chemicals produced by the nervous system.
According to Chiropractic America, this suggests that white blood cells can communicate with the nervous system. Researchers concluded that spinal misalignment’s can cause harm to a person’s immune system by interrupting the link between the nervous system and immune system. People who visit their chiropractor regularly may be able to stay healthier by restoring that communication and correcting any interruptions.
Use your American Health Advantage plan to find a chiropractor who can help you learn more about the connection between a healthy immune system and chiropractic care. By using your plan, you can save a lot of money on preventative care that can help increase your overall wellness and happiness.