September 2015

Chiropractic Side Effects

This month we want to focus on the Chiropractic Side Effects of receiving regular chiropractic maintenance.

Now that school is back in session and the work load is coming on strong before the holidays arrive, flu season is quickly approaching. We want to make sure you’re doing all you can to ensure your immune system is ready to fight disease and illness and keep your mind and body preserving through the Autumn and Winter months.

Receiving regular chiropractic adjustment can help you maintain not only your spine, but everything that flows through it. Both your nervous system and immune system work together to heal and keep the body at optimal function. Stress caused on the spine or body, misalignments and so forth can cause the immune and nervous system to work in a delayed process or send poorly coordinated messages to the body. When the body shows these signs of weakness it’s easy for disease and sickness to get in. Chiropractic adjustments can boost the immune system and nervous system by enabling a clear path of communication for the two.

The nervous system sends direct responses to the spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, and bone marrow which produce the body’s immune response. Without one, there is no latter.

Misalignments of the spine cause compression, inflammation and irritation which affect nerve pathways and the ability for the body’s internal organs to function properly. Our Encino chiropractors perform a thorough consultation of the spine looking for subluxations that need correcting.

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The endocrine system is another main player in the spine’s ability to relay messages to the body. The endocrine system which is made up of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol, which is a stress hormone that inhibits the immune system – thus making you sick. When the molecules in the endocrine system are under pressure, they can flare up, increasing the stabilization of cortisol in its system, and inversely affecting the immune system, often times bringing on sickness. In order to eliminate these subluxations, regular chiropractic care is needed to promote a healthy environment for the immune system, nervous system and endocrine system.

For those who are constantly sick, they may have some subluxations that need to be adjusted. If your car was constantly breaking down would you continue to drive it or would you take it into the body shop to have it looked at? The same can be said for your immune system and spine. If you’re constantly getting sick what do you do for your spine? The best thing you can do is take it to see one of our Encino chiropractors to have it inspected for any subluxations. Think of it as a tune up for your body.

There are a number of surprising benefits that come with regular chiropractic care that you may not be aware of.

For starters, chiropractic care can treat a number of symptoms related to back and neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraine and tension headaches, sleep disorders, arthritis, bursitis and sciatica.

Back pain, which was once most commonly caused by car accidents or sports injuries has taken a change with the common routine of many people today. Today back pain can be caused from lack of movement, such as sitting behind a computer desk all day. There are a number of exercises and stretches one of our Encino chiropractors can recommend that are easy, won’t take up much of your time and will break up the work day so you and your back can stay in good health between chiropractic visits.


Plus, the best way to prevent the need for back surgery later on in life is through chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has been effective in increasing mobility and relieving pain, whether its tennis elbow or a frozen shoulder, chiropractic care can sometimes show an immediate change in range of motion and pain relief for the inflamed areas of muscle.

Chiropractic care has even been proven to improve brain function with the increased ease it offers the immune system, nervous system and endocrine system to send messages throughout the body. Chiropractic care has even been known to help with mood disorders, discomfort during pregnancy and digestive problems.

If you’re interested in learning more about your own spine, book your consult with one of our Encino chiropractors and kick disease goodbye, the drug-free way!