The cold winter months are upon us which also means that cold and flu season is here too. Did you know that getting adjusted regularly can prevent the common cold and flu? Studies show that receiving monthly chiropractic adjustments year round can boost the immune system therefore preventing viruses known as the common cold and flu. You may be wondering how the immune system is connected to the spine. Let’s dig a little deeper into the topic.
The nervous system and immune system are hardwired and work together. When the spine is not aligned, it can completely throw our immune system into disorder.
One of the main causes of immune system problems comes from subluxations in the spine. Chiropractors use a variety of spinal manipulation to help relieve this compression and, in turn, it boosts the immune system. Preventing and correcting the misalignment year round strengthens the nervous system so that when a virus attacks, the body is able to fight that virus off quickly and effectively.
So what if you already have the cold or flu? Still come in for your scheduled adjustment! Studies have also shown that patients who get adjusted with colds, sore throats, sinus congestion and stomach viruses often state that their recovery is accelerated by the chiropractic adjustment. Relieving the pressure on the nerves that send impulses to our immune system restores their function thus allowing the body to fight inflammation more aggressively resulting in a shorter, less severe illness.
Here at Boehmer Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we want you to be well year round. Visiting Dr. Aaron and Dr. Alicyn just once a month will help keep your immune system healthy in addition to relieving your pain. Should you become ill, we can help relieve your symptoms through chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture and supplementation. Our office also carries supplements that help reduce the severity and duration of illness. We have seen great results with the combination of all three therapies.
As always, we wish you a year of good health and are here to help anytime! Give Allison and Bayliegh, our Chiropractic Assistants, a call at 573-445-4000 should you need any assistance. They are happy to answer any questions you have and will get you scheduled to see the doctor right away.