Health tip: Spine adjustments help your immune system |

Health tip: Spine adjustments help your immune system

Dr. Rodney Shoemaker
Special to the Bonanza
Dr. Rodney Shoemaker

Patient question: Doctor, since I have been coming to see you, I have only been sick once in three years. Could that be from my chiropractic care?

Yes, and here’s why. When you have back pain and stiffness the surrounding nerves get irritated. When the nerves become irritated a stress signal is sent to the organs. When the body receives a stress signal it stops digesting food, fighting disease and repairing itself.

Adjusting the spine alleviates the pain and stiffness and relieves nerve irritation. Removing nerve irritation allows the body to maintain a healthy balance which includes boosting the immune system.

Dr. Shoemaker has owned and operated Incline Chiropractic since 2000. Located at 894 Southwood Blvd. in Incline Village. Learn more at

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