21 Sep Avoid Flu Season with Chiropractic Care
As we head into October, we also head into the usual barrage of advice on how to stay healthy during flu season: eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, and exercise plenty. You’ve heard it all before and you’ll hear it all again, but don’t you think it’s time to think a little more outside of the box if you want to stay healthy?
Chiropractic care may not be the first thing to pop into your mind when you think of flu prevention and preparation but, as a matter of fact, it can actually aid in boosting your immune system as well as optimize your musculoskeletal and nervous systems. In order words, chiropractic care will help ensure your small sniffles don’t turn into dreaded aches, pains, and vomiting.
To start, let’s look at your body’s immune response. Simply put, your nervous system and lymphatic system have a heavy hand in controlling your immune system. Your lymphatic system is responsible for the army of white blood cells that help fend off sickness, disease, and infection within the body. Meanwhile, your nervous system relies on the lymphatic system, directs your immune system, and enables proper communication within the body. And what is central to the effectiveness of the nervous system? The spine.
Subluxations, or misalignments of the spine, can cause miscommunication within the body and adversely affect your health, as well as the function of the aforementioned systems. That being said, chiropractic care not only adjusts and corrects subluxations, but improves the overall function of your muscles, joints, spine, and nerves.
Put simply, the lymphatic, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems all need to work together to keep you healthy. Chiropractic care optimizes your body’s ability to respond to such health threats by enabling the most effective means of communication and immune response across all three of these systems, thus actively preventing the flu or fighting it off in the case that you’re already down.
Lay the foundation for your health this flu season! Contact SBR Chiropractic today to set up an appointment and find out how chiropractic care and massages can improve your wellness.