Local chiropractors want to assist in staying healthySubmitted: 04/10/2020
Devin Biggs
Devin Biggs
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter

Local chiropractors want to assist in staying healthy
RHINELANDER - These days, many people are looking for ways to stay healthy. Aside from washing your hands and eating well, local chiropractors say, they can help.

"Going to a chiropractor has been shown to boost somebody's immune system," said Rhinelander Chiropractor, Tony Lowenberg. "So when you're getting worked on, not only does your back feel better, but your immune system is stronger."

Local chiropractors say that can go a long way when battling an illness like the coronavirus.

"If you do come in contact with any kind of colds or flu or virus," said Lowenberg. "Your immune system is healthier and stronger, which gives you a better chance at recovering quickly."

Dr. Tony Lowenberg says taking stress off of the nerves can really boost the health of your body.

"It stimulates your white blood cells," said Lowenberg. "Your white blood cells are the immune system and the soldiers of your body to help kill viruses and bacteria."

As the coronavirus starts to spread in the Northwoods, Lowenberg says he's still accepting patients, but only for emergencies, and of course he's sanitizing more often.

"Some of the patients I was taking care of were in really rough shape and for them to go 2, 3, 4, weeks without getting any work done was going to be detrimental to their healing process," said Lowenberg.

As the outbreak continues, Lowenberg suggests people find the silver lining in this situation.

"Use this time to enjoy your family," said Lowenberg. "Enjoy your free time. There is a silver lining to this situation. I think it's up to us to figure out in each individuals point of view what that silver lining is."

The American Chiropractic Association says, while spinal adjustments are effective for a number of conditions there is no quality evidence to support that they can improve immunity to COVID-19.

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