If you’ve been living with chronic pain for weeks, months or years, chances are you have a compromised immune system. And in the face of the global COVID19 pandemic, that means you are at a higher risk for getting the virus and potentially you may not recover if you do get it.
When pain persists, it can cause an increase in the level of cortisol which is the body’s main stress-induced hormone. The immune system needs a certain amount of cortisol, but when cortisol is elevated for an extended period of time, it can impair the essential functions of cells that make up the immune system.
When bathed in stress-induced cortisol, the immune system can find it harder to function optimally. Living with unending chronic pain and the subsequent stress, your immune system simply will not work at full capacity. This breakdown in immune function can interfere with the body’s ability to fight infections, long-term healing, and overall quality of life. In fact, there are new studies that indicate pain may affect the immune system in such a way that cancer cells speed up their growth when there is pain in the body.
We have been healing chronic pain through stem-cell or regenerative cell treatments. Our regenerative cells are what is known as “immune-privileged,” meaning that they enjoy a tolerance by the body which does not mount an immune attack or inflammatory response against them that would impair their usefulness. For those not considering stem cell treatments, we have 30 years’ experience reducing neck-back-joint pains with non-surgical Reconstructive Therapy and gentle prolozone injections. You haven’t heard of these from surgeons or other physicians – so we encourage you to get real answers to help your pain problems without surgery or daily drugs.
If there has ever been a time to fully understand the importance of having a fully functioning healthy immune system, this is it. It is time to really address chronic pain and other issues that compromise your health and well-being. If you are ready to seriously heal your body, contact my office.