Recently I have been hearing from many parents and seeing many Facebook posts about sick kids. The constant cloud of sickness that seems to be taking over households. Viruses and germs just passing back and forth from child to child to parent, over and over again in a cycle. A lot of people are blaming this on the warm winter we are having, which can be a factor, but we will ALWAYS be exposed to stuff. So how do you keep that stuff from taking over your loved ones?
Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic care positively impacts immune system function. The idea that chiropractic care can help the immune system work better is not a new one. This concept has been supported by credible data for a century. One great example is when Dr. Dan Murphy compiled some very interesting data regarding the use of chiropractic care during the Influenza Epidemic of 1918. According to the statistics presented by Dr. Murphy, influenza patients who were under chiropractic care rather than medical care during this epidemic had significantly higher survival rates. Some even cite the success of chiropractic treatment during this epidemic as the historical turning point that allowed chiropractic care to survive as a profession.
Chiropractic care is designed to make sure your body has optimal nerve system function. The nervous system and immune system are designed to work together to create the best response for the body to adapt and heal. When the nervous system is interfered with due to spinal misalignments and nerve problems (think posture changes, nerve irritation, disc problems, muscle tension) there is stress on the body that cause abnormal changes and that leads to a poorly coordinated immune response. In simple terms, your body is too weak to fight off even small illnesses and you get sick often.
Subluxation is the term chiropractors use for misalignments of the spine that cause compression and irritation of nerves. Your nerves control everything so they are very powerful. Every organ and system of the body has a connection to the brain via the spinal cord and nervous system. Subluxations are an example of physical nerve stress that affects their ability to function. According to researchers, such stressful conditions lead to altered measures of immune function & increased susceptibility to a variety of diseases.
Look at yourself in the mirror and check your children as well. From the front- is your head level or does one ear dip down closer to the shoulders than the other? Are your shoulders level or do you notice that one bra strap is always slipping off? Are your hips level or do you notice that your pants are always shorter on one side versus the other? Do your shoes wear evenly? From the side- are your ears over the shoulders? Are your shoulders over your hips? Are the shoulders rounded forward? Is your weight in your heals? Do you have a curve in your lower back?
Have yourself checked and adjusted. Be the healthy role model in your family. Get your kids under care early so they can avoid the buildup of damage. Healthy moms = healthy families.
And don’t forget about your husband. I have been in practice long enough to know that when a man walks into the office it is usually because his wife finally convinced him to come. Men typically will avoid doctors because of the fear of being told “something is wrong”. We all know how stressful it can be having a sick husband! Get the whole family taken care of. Live Well Chiropractic 724-940-3900
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