Natural Relief from Chronic Infections at Nichols Chiropractic
Do you seem to get sick frequently or stay sick constantly? Infections can attack anyone from time to time, but people who battle chronic infections may have an underlying immune system weakness that could use some treatment of its own. Here at Nichols Chiropractic, our chiropractor in Manhattan, KS, can deal with that weakness at its source, making healthy, all-natural corrections that enable your body to ward off infections as it should.
Understanding Chronic Infections
Infections can take acute or chronic form. An acute infection may cause dramatic symptoms such as pain, fever, and swelling for a short period of time before your body's immune system rallies with sufficient antibodies to wipe out the invading germs. By contrast, chronic infections keep flaring up again and again, troubling you for months or even years at a time. Recurring earaches in children are an example. Some invading viruses take up residence in the body, "hiding" until the immune system falters and then making a new appearance, as in the periodic appearance of cold sores (caused by the herpes virus) or the development of shingles following decades of dormancy as the chickenpox virus. Chronic fungal and bacterial infections can recur in accordance with a sufferer’s current level of immune resistance.
You may be wondering why your immune system isn't up to the task of keeping these infections under control. A variety of influences can impair your immune response, including:
- Emotional or physical stress
- Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Nervous system dysfunction
Some cases of poor immune response have their origins in a musculoskeletal misalignment. An alignment problem that creates nerve compression can interfere with the nerve signals that regulate immune system function. It can also cause muscle strain, thus contributing to physical stress.
Functional Medicine, Chiropractic Care, and Other Answers
The good news is that conservative care techniques can fortify your immune system against chronic infections. Our functional medicine approach evaluates all the factors that might affect your health, from your spinal alignment to your lifestyle, nutrition, and stress levels. This gives us the insights we need to craft a customized, multi-modal treatment program just for you. Chiropractic adjustment can play a major role in improving your nerve function and normalizing your immune response. We may also prescribe nutritional counseling, acupuncture, and/or lifestyle changes to help you strengthen your body and steer clear of stress.
Call Our Chiropractor in Manhattan, KS
If you or your loved ones are tired of battling chronic infections, let Nichols Chiropractic provide the answers. Call our chiropractor in Manhattan KS at (785) 537-2211!