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Definition
During the flu epidemic of 1917-1918, both chiropractors and osteopaths noticed that their patients had a lower fatality rate, 0.25% than the medical profession at 5-6%. The conclusion of a paper written in 1919 was that subluxations suppressed the immune system, and that removing them assisted the immune function. Now newer research shows that white blood cells increase with chiropractic adjustments. A smaller study showed that the immune response of HIV-positive patients increased as measured by their CD4 count with chiropractic adjustments. So the next time you want to cancel your appointment because your too sick, remember a chiropractic adjustment is just what the doctor ordered.

References
1. Riley GW. Osteopathic success in the treatment of influenza and pneumonia.
J Am Osteopathic Assn, 1919; 18:565
2. Brennan PC, etal. Immunologic correlate of reduced spinal mobility. Proceedings of the 1991 International Conference on Spinal Manipulation (FCER):118.
3. Brennan PC, etal. Enhance phagocytic cell respiratory burst induced by spinal manipulation. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1991;14:399
4. Selano JL, et al. The effects of specific upper cervical adjustments on the CD4 counts of HIV positive patients. Chiropractic Research J 1994;3:32.
5. Todres-MasarskyM, Masarsky CS. The Somatovisceral Interface:Further evidence. In Masarsky CS, Todres-Masarsky M (editors). Somatovisceral Aspects of Chiropractic: An Evidence-Based Approach, 2001, ChurchillLivingstone, New York.

SYMPTOMS:

  • FEVER
  • MUSCLE ACHES AND PAINS
  • SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES
  • NAUSEA
  • UPSET STOMACH OR DIARRHEA
  • NASAL DRAINAGE
  • HEADACHE

TREATMENT
Chiropractic care works on boosting the immune system by increasing white blood cell count. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 330.723.1441 today for a complimentary consultation.

Sherry Henry Medina Team
Company: Maximum Potential Chiropractic
Phone:
330.723.1441 – Office
330.814.2314 – Mobile

Email: businessdevelopment@mpchiro.com
Website: www.mpchiro.com

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