If I asked you if the brain and the immune system were connected, the answer would seem obvious right?  


Well up until a few years ago, this was not the case.  In 2016, scientists at the University of Virginia found a direct link between the brain and the immune system.  They legitimately found new anatomy in the human body that was thought to not exist.  When the neuroscience chair was told of this discovery, he simply said “they’ll have to rewrite the textbooks.”  The brain was found to contain lymphatic vessels connected to the immune system just like every other tissue in the human body.  

The nervous system controls all.  The brain is part of the nervous system.  It should come as no surprise that the brain is linked to the immune system.  Chiropractic has always said that getting adjusted can increase our body’s ability to handle stress, adapt to stress, increase self-regulation, thereby allowing us to explore a more normal physiology, or even bounce back faster from something that may be plaguing us.  Chiropractors often find that people under care typically come down with fewer bugs, fight infections easier, and recover from pretty much anything faster than someone who is not getting adjusted.  

In fact, up until the drama of the last year and a half, it was HIGHLY encouraged to come in to get adjusted if you were feeling ill.  Patients would always call the office to try and cancel their appointments because they were sick.  We know that an adjusted spine/balanced nervous system gives the body a better chance at fighting off whatever it is fighting.  If I ever happen to get sick, which is thankfully rare, I get adjusted almost daily…sometimes twice a day!  As a chiropractor, I’m fortunate to have the ability to do that.

Chiropractic adjustments reduce interference to the nervous system’s ability to perform optimally.  As stated earlier, the nervous system controls all – including the immune system.  

Dr Chirstopher Kent, cofounder of the the Vertebral Subluxation Foundation, reports:

Contemporary research is beginning to shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms, which may explain the outstanding clinical results chiropractors have experienced when managing patients with viral and infectious diseases…. A comprehensive review of the research literature reveals the current understanding that the brain and immune system are the two major adaptive systems in the body. During an immune response, the brain and the immune system “talk to each other” and this process is essential for maintaining homeostasis, or balance in the body.

According to Dr. Matthew McCoy, editor of The Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health–Chiropractic:

“Through research we know that chiropractic has beneficial effects on immunoglobulins, B-lymphocytes (white blood cells), pulmonary function and other immune system processes.” One such study, conducted by Patricia Brennan, Ph.D., and her team, found that when a chiropractic “manipulation” was applied to the middle back, the response of polymorphonuclear neutrophils (white blood cells) taken from blood collected 15 minutes after the manipulation was significantly higher than blood collected 15 minutes before the chiropractic procedure. This research demonstrated an “enhanced respiratory burst” following the chiropractic adjustment.”


It is important to note that we are not treating the disease.  We are simply removing any interference to the nervous system by way of the chiropractic adjustment to restore NORMAL function to the body.  

At Future Generations, we take the whole picture of health into account.  By measuring interference to the nervous system through our neurospinal scans, particularly the upper cervical spine/mid thoracic spine/lumbar spine, we can quantify how your system is functioning.  Then through the course of corrective adjustments, we can help the body restore NORMAL function.

Let us know how we can help you!