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What is Chiropractic and what does it have to do with my immune system?

The human body is controlled by nerves.  In fact your nervous system controls all the other systems of your body.  Your nervous system controls your circulation, your immune system, your lungs and your breathing)   When you have 100 percent function from your brain to your body you are most capable of having healthy function.    However, when the bones of your spine, your vertebrae are no longer in normal alignment, delicate nerve tissues that communicate vital information from the brain to the body are interrupted.    Upper cervical chiropractic is effective because studies show that when the upper two bones of the neck are out of alignment and they are restored to the normal position, your immune fighting cells increase.  In fact Men’s Health magazine said this year instead of getting a flu vaccine get your atlas aligned.  If your neck vertebrae aren’t aligned properly, the major nerves that control your immune system will not be receiving the instructions they need in order to do their jobs properly.


How does this affect my immune system?

In 1917-1918 there was a major flu epidemic.   Chiropractors got fantastic results from influenza patients while those under medical care died like flies all around.” “Statistics reflect a most amazing, almost miraculous state of affairs. The medical profession was practically helpless with the flu victims but chiropractors seemed able to do no wrong.” “In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, treated 1,635 cases with only one death.”

 In fact, several studies have been carried out in recent years that have shown that Upper Cervical Chiropractic treatments on a regular basis can significantly reduce ear infections, colds, and other common winter ailments by nearly 200%.


How does that happen?

Chiropractors do not treat the flu or other diseases.    Chiropractors restore the normal function to your nervous system by re-aligning your spine.   This allows your body to have optimum health and function.  Upper Cervical Chiropractors take precise x-rays of your spine and measure your misalignment to the millimeter.   Dr. Whitehead will precisely and gently re-align your spine and allow your body to function at its highest potential. 

Do all chiropractors know upper cervical?

Dr. Wendee Whitehead D.C.  has invested over 200 hours of advanced training in Orthospinolgy and specific upper cervical.   According to Dr. Whitehead” I am committed to being precise and specific with upper cervical care.  My patients depend on me to provide them the best care possible and that is what we strive to do with each patient.    I know when we remove the interference to the brain stem, my patient is most capable of having maximum health potential.”

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