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Fighting Fevers with Chiropractic Care

fighting fevers with chiropractic care

Chiropractic care does not treat fevers, but it can help a patient whose fever is a result of an interference in the body’s fever mechanism. What exactly does that mean? Read on to learn more about fighting fevers with chiropractic care.

What exactly is a fever?

A fever is an elevation in body temperature that the central nervous system controls. The nervous system creates a fever when the body detects an imbalance in the level of bacterial or viral organisms in the body.  The fever is the body’s response to this—an effort to create an environment in which it is difficult for the organisms to live.

The fever breaks when the bacterial or viral imbalance returns to normal.

If a child has a subluxation, or, a slight misalignment of vertebrae, this can interfere with the fever mechanism such that it does not allow the body to either create a fever or it does not allow the temperature to return to normal once the fever has completed its task.

Fighting fevers with chiropractic care

Given the appropriate chiropractic adjustment to a child with a subluxation that is causing a fever disturbance, the body typically responds quickly.

In most cases, a fever is simply a normal response and function. However, if one’s nervous system is not regulating a fever properly, it is important to check for a subluxation to make sure the body does not cause damage to itself.

With any fever, it is important to make sure that your child stays hydrated and gets rest so that the body can use its energy to fight off infection.

Summary

When it comes to fighting fevers with chiropractic care, adjustments of a slight misalignment of vertebrae can correct an interference with the body’s normal fever mechanism. Remember, chiropractic is not a treatment for a fever; rather, its role in functional medicine exists to address the root cause of abnormal fever activity. For more information, contact Advantage Chiropractic Clinic in Auburn today! Call us at 334-821-2552.

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