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Spinal Problems Affect Immune System

Research highlighted in the Journal of Physiology and Manipulation Therapeutics shows that the immune system may well be under direct control of the nervous system. This coincides with the discovery of various neurological receptor sites on the surface of white blood cells, part of the body's immune system.

The white blood cells, known as T-lymphocytes, have been found to have receptor sites for chemicals produced by the nerve system called neurohormones and neuromodulators. These chemicals stimulate or inhibit the activity of the white blood cells.

The research also found that the white blood cells also produce the neurohormone and neuromodulator chemicals that suggest that the white blood cells can also communicate with the nervous system.

The authors of the study suggest that spinal misalignments, subluxations, can negatively affect the body's immune response by interfering with the communication link between the nervous system and the immune system. Chiropractic adjustments correct spinal subluxations and help restore this communication link.

This research simply proves what chiropractors have known for years, that the nervous system is in direct control of the body's immune system and that interfering with it in any way can adversely affect how it functions. Any malfunction of the body, especially a malfunction of the immune system, will cause the body to become unhealthy. Chiropractic wellness care keeps your body and your immune system functioning at it's highest level, which is how its innately intended to perform.
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June 24, 2011
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Dr. Justin Snyder