Did you notice you get sick more often after whiplash caused by a car accident?
If you have been a patient of Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch, CA for any number of years, you have heard me talk about how the integrity of the spine directly affects a person's overall health.
An article published in June of 2009 in Nature Review of Immunology, a non-chiropractic science journal, confirms the fact that all immunological functions of the body are controlled and coordinated by the lower half of the brain stem, or more specifically, part of the medulla oblongata through the center of Nucleus Tractus Solitarius (NTS) which is a bundle of nerve fibers that get its input and information from three specific parts of the neck: vertebrae nerves in Cervical 1 (C1), Cervical 2 (C2), Cervical 3 (C3).
In layman's terms, all this means that if your neck (C1, C2, C3) is misaligned your immune system becomes a battalion of soldiers being sent out to battle without specific instructions and poor communication to the General (the General being the brain). In turn, the General gets misinformation from the battle field. When the immune system is compromised in this way, it is not working to its full potential.
People who have suffered whiplash either because of a car accident or being in a car that came to an abrupt stop, especially need to see a chiropractor and have their necks checked out.
In order to restore communication between the brain and the immune system, it is important that your chiropractor checks to be sure your neck is properly balanced and if it is not, apply a proper chiropractic adjustment.
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