Few things are more dreadful than waking up sick, and illness can often hit suddenly and without warning. One of our first inclinations is to try to figure out how it happened.
Did we catch our coworker’s cold? Get too close to the adorable but sniffling baby? Maybe we forgot to wash our hands after riding the bus, shaking a stranger’s hand, or handling that cash at the supermarket.
While we’re quick to blame germs for our illnesses, germs alone are not always the sole cause of every sickness. We here at Sandstone Chiropractic know underlying issues can contribute to illnesses, as can the overall state of your body.
Nervous System as Master Conductor
A healthy immune system is essential for fending off germs, but it’s not the only system that helps us stay healthy and illness-free. While your immune system is tasked with preventing germs from manifesting as illness in your body, your nervous system is tasked with ensuring your immune system is working up to par.
You can think of your body as a symphony, with your nervous system as the master conductor. Your nervous system orchestrates the entire show, calling all the shots and making sure every other system effectively plays its part.
When your nervous system is imbalanced, it’s not functioning as it should. That means your immune system won’t be functioning properly, either. You’re left more susceptible to illness than you would be if both systems were on top of their game.
Strategies for Staying Healthy
Avoiding germs altogether is one strategy for staying healthy. If no germs ever enter your body, you don’t have to worry about catching a cold or the flu. While some folks may sincerely try to avoid all germs floating around today’s world, it’s a nearly impossible task.
Another more feasible option is to ensure your nervous system is free of disturbances, something you can achieve and maintain through chiropractic care. An optimally functioning nervous system works in tandem with your immune system to fight off germs before they have a chance to bring on a nasty bout of illness.
When you’re able to restore your body’s functions to their top capacity, your body can heal itself as it was designed to do. Combine adequate rest, food and exercise with chiropractic adjustments, and you can do just that.
Ready to ensure your spine and nervous system are in top form? Schedule an appointment at our Montgomery or Magnolia clinic today!