Discoveries About the Brain Show a Strong Link to the Immune System

brain, immune system, Immune System Function, Upper Cervical ChiropracticThe immune system is vital to a person’s health. Every day new discoveries about the body are being made. Technological advances allow humans to look deeper into the brain and other body organs leading to more understanding than ever thought possible. As new data emerges, old thinking and patterns of treatment are abandoned.

An example of some new and intriguing insight into the body has to do with a link between the brain and how it can affect the immune system. This is helping researchers and doctors to have a better understanding of such diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and Parkinson’s. The new connection seen in the brain and lymphatic system shows that the amount of inflammation in the body can be a contributing factor in these and similar neurological diseases. This can change the way they are being treated.

Immune System Function and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

Research has shown a link between misalignments of the atlas bone (the top bone of the neck vertebrae) and the negative influence it can have on the rest of the body including the brain, immune system, and central nervous system. This is due to the fact that a misalignment in this part of the body can deter the proper flow of blood, lymphatic fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid flow to and from the brain. This can be connected to the onset of multiple health problems within the body that are improved after correcting the upper neck misalignment, including such diseases as Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s, among others.

Dr. Raymond Damadian, the originator of the MRI, saw that patients who had neck trauma had a definite decrease in the amount of cerebrospinal fluid flowing to the brain. This seemed to be a precursor to multiple sclerosis. This can affect the brain’s ability to dispose of harmful toxins.

Having a healthy spine can indeed cause a person to be healthier overall. At NUCCA Wellness Clinic of Chicago, we use a special technique to examine the neck for misalignments and then gently correct it, bringing the body back into proper balance. This allows natural healing to be restored and improves overall health and wellness.

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Dr. Young Chung of NUCCA Wellness Clinic of Chicago, with a location in Chicago and a 2nd location in Wheeling is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves Northbrook, Long Grove, Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove and Vernon Hills. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash injuries, post-concussion syndrome. This type of care has also shown benefits for athletic performance and pregnancy outcomes. More information can be found on our website at