Cold and flu season can certainly wreak havoc on your health. Typically, cold and flu season starts up around October and can reach its peak during February. However, you can get either sickness at any point throughout the year. Young children, pregnant women, elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems are among the most at-risk population when it comes to cold and flu. Whether you’re at higher risk or simply want an extra layer of protection, you should take extra precautions to keep yourself as safe as possible.
There are a few general health tips you should keep in mind during this sickly time of year. It’s always a good idea to practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands and covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough. You should also be cautious when using public spaces that may require a quick wipe down before use, such as a shopping cart of a door handle. Keep in mind; you should also do your part to protect others if you have any symptoms that may be contagious to others. This means calling into school or work should you potentially be contagious.
While all of these are pretty well known, one tip may not be. You should also schedule yourself in for a chiropractic adjustment as a way to boost your immune system and offer another layer of protection against bugs and viruses this year. If this comes as a shock to you, not to worry. Many people aren’t aware that this is a great way to protect your immune system!
We can all agree that keeping your immune system as strong as possible during the cold and flu season is your best line of defense. How can chiropractic care help with this? There is a direct connection between the musculoskeletal system, lymphatic system, and central nervous system. A simple chiropractic adjustment can remove subluxations in the spine. This is critical because subluxations can prevent proper communication between the varying systems. Ultimately, removing the subluxations can ensure that the systems are communicating and functioning as they should, thus strengthening the immune system.
While chiropractic adjustments can certainly be beneficial during cold and flu season, don’t forget that it’s beneficial at any time of the year. For instance, if you experience ongoing neck or back pain or have recently experienced an injury or trauma to your body, then you may want to see a chiropractor for an adjustment. Doing so could give your faster relief and potentially help you avoid a more serious issue in the future.
If you’re looking for quality chiropractic care, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than happy to assist with your needs and answer your questions regarding your care. Contact our office today to schedule your next consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!