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The Critical Link Between Chiropractic and the Immune System



The nervous system’s direct influence on the immune system accounts for the critical link between chiropractic care and the organs that keep our body safe from foreign invaders. Being aware of the link between chiropractic and the immune system can help you better address certain health issues.

How are chiropractic and the immune system linked?

Nerves supply critical immune system organs like the spleen, lymph nodes and thymus, essentially allowing them to function.

Chiropractic adjustments serve to physically realign areas of the spine that have disturbances and that could be causing the nervous system (and therefore the immune system) to not operate like it should.

The research

In one study, the immune systems of people using chiropractic care were compared to those of people in the general population, with cancer and with serious diseases. Of 107 people who had been under chiropractic care for five years or more, chiropractic patients had a 200 percent greater immune competence than people who had not received chiropractic care. They had 400 percent greater immune competence than people with cancer and other serious diseases.

Another study performed at the Sid E. Williams Research Center of Life Chiropractic University found that HIV patients who had chiropractic adjustments over a six-month period saw a 48 percent increase in their number of CD4 cells, which are important to immune system functioning.


Recognizing chiropractic and the immune system’s direct influence is important not only for those currently diagnosed with disease, but for preventative care as well. Enhancing and maintaining a healthy immune system is just one of the many benefits chiropractic care can afford you. To learn more about the advantages of chiropractic care, continue to follow our blog, or call Advantage Chiropractic Clinic today at 334-821-2552!

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