Flu Season and Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments are often sought out by those in pain. However, what many don’t know is that chiropractic care is an excellent way to keep your body running at peak performance all year round. Yes, chiropractic adjustments are an excellent way to help alleviate pain – but why stop there? Chiropractic care is a great way to help you ward off illnesses throughout the year, especially during cold and flu season.
Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help During Flu Season?
We’ve already established that chiropractic adjustments are great for relieving pain; however, did you know it can also be beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing? Regular adjustments throughout the year, especially during flu season, help to keep your body’s lymphatic system at peak performance.
The lymphatic system is made up of a variety of tissues and organs that help our bodies dispose of toxins, waste and other unwanted material. It does this by transporting a fluid known as lymph throughout the body. This fluid contains infection-fighting white blood cells that help to keep you well.
When your body is out of alignment, this fluid doesn’t drain properly, and your body’s lymph ducts become congested. Chiropractic adjustments can help to unblock those ducts, especially those located in the neck and along the spine, allowing your body to properly filter the unwanted material (bacteria and viruses included) out of the body.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help address pain and congestion in the face that is often associated with the symptoms of cold and flu season. A Doctor of Chiropractic may use their fingers or tools to manually massage the facial muscles to help relieve pain due to sinus congestion. Light massaging may also be used to encourage drainage of the sinus cavity.
Get Your Chiropractic Adjustments at Marshall Family Chiropractic
Flu season affects everyone differently. Regular medical checkups are essential to staying healthy during this miserable time of year. Having regular chiropractic adjustments can help you not only fight off the pain associated with the common cold and flu, but it can also keep your body run properly, helping you fight off the flu altogether.
Don’t wait for flu season to strike to schedule your family’s chiropractic adjustments. Contact us today and set up your family’s appointment.