How Chiropractic Care Helps Strengthen and Boost Your Immune System

How can chiropractic care help strengthen your immune system? I’m Dr. Jeremiah Carlson of Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Maintaining good spinal health is one of the key components of a healthy, functioning immune system.


As you know, your immune system is what helps keep you healthy when you’re exposed to germs, viruses, and bacteria that can make you sick. If your immune system isn’t operating at peak performance, you could get something like the flu or other common cold much more easily. When you are fighting off a virus or bacteria, your body will produce antibodies to attack that specific threat. But to do this effectively, your immune system needs to function at its best.


That’s where chiropractic care comes in. With a session every week or two, as recommended by your provider, a chiropractic doctor can help get your immune system working optimally again so that it has the best chance of fighting off the infection before it becomes something worse like pneumonia or the flu.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a type of healthcare focused on the musculoskeletal system and spinal health. Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and conditions that affect the spine and nervous system, including diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Dr. Carlson focuses on the spine but also treats joints, muscles, and nerves. Chiropractic doctors like Dr. Carlson also specialize in sports medicine and treat auto injury patients.

The goal of chiropractic care is to identify and correct spinal misalignments that may be contributing to your health problems. Once your spine is realigned, it allows your nervous system to function more effectively. This often results in less pain and improved overall health and wellness.

How Does Chiropractic Care Strengthen Your Immune System?

When your spine is misaligned, it can throw off the communication between your brain and the rest of your body. The nervous system is closely intertwined with the immune system, so spinal misalignment affects the immune system as well.

When you have a cold, your immune system is working overtime to fight off the infection. When your immune system is working at peak performance, it has more antibodies to fight off the infection before it becomes worse.

But with misalignments of the spine, your immune system is operating at less than its full capacity. That’s why chiropractic care is so beneficial for those who have a cold or the flu. Your immune system is already working overtime, and regular chiropractic care can help get it back to full strength so it can do its job more effectively.

3 Ways Chiropractic Care Boosts Your Immune System

Your Immune System Stamina - Immune system cells are produced every day. But when your spine is misaligned, it can affect how quickly immune cells are produced and how efficiently they work. Chiropractic care can help regulate the immune system so it’s operating at its best.

Increasing Antibodies - One of the ways your immune system fights off viruses and bacteria is by making antibodies. But again, this is impacted by spinal misalignment. Chiropractic care helps increase antibodies so your immune system can fight off infection more effectively.

More Effective Wound Healing - When you get a cut or scrape, your immune system is responsible for helping the wound heal. Again, this process can be slowed or halted if you have a spinal misalignment. Regular chiropractic care helps improve the functioning of your immune system so you can heal faster when you get injured.

Strengthen Your Immune System with Regular Chiropractic Care


Regular chiropractic care can help with a wide variety of health issues. These include headaches, migraines, joint pain, lower back pain, excessive fatigue, and sleeping difficulties. Chiropractors are experts at detecting the connection between your health issues and spinal misalignment.

If you regularly experience any of these symptoms, it’s wise to visit a chiropractor to help you get relief. Schedule an evaluation at Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture’s website or by calling (904) 619-2703.

Regular chiropractic care should be a non-negotiable part of your health and wellness routine. It’s a proactive way to keep your spine healthy so that you can enjoy pain-free days and an improved quality of life.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Southside Clinic Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday

Out

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday

By APPT

Only

Sunday

Closed

Beach Boulevard Clinic Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday

Out

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt

Only

Sunday

Closed

Northside Clinic Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt

By Appt

Sunday

Closed

Southside Clinic Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
Out 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By APPT Only
Sunday
Closed

Beach Boulevard Clinic Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:30 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday
Out 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt Only
Sunday
Closed

Northside Clinic Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt By Appt
Sunday
Closed

Locations

Find us on the map

SIGN UP USING THE FORM BELOW OR CALL US AT 904-619-2703.