Dr. Martin Blankenship is a Chiropractor practicing in St Petersburg, FL. Dr. Blankenship specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the neuromusculoskeletal system, while improving each patients functionality and quality of life. Conditions treated include sciatica, neck pain, and arthritis... more
The joy of the holidays and cold weather are quickly approaching. However, so is cold and flu season. Unfortunately, the symptoms that come along with flu season can put a damper on your holiday celebrations.
While there are many medications that can help ease the symptoms of the flu, they often have many negative side effects. So then what’s the solution? What can you do to help reduce your risk of getting a cold?
Well, having a healthy immune system is one of the best ways to fight off both the cold and the flu. A healthy immune system comes about as a result of having a fully functioning nervous system and body. Thankfully, chiropractic care can help improve the function of your body’s immune system.
1. Chiropractic Care and The Immune System
Chiropractic care has been shown in hundreds of research articles to improve the function of the body’s immune system. If your immune system is functioning properly, you are less likely to be affected by the cold and flu season.
But how exactly can chiropractic care help your immune system? Well, chiropractic care can give your immune system a boost with a spinal adjustment. Additionally, it can raise your natural resistance to disease by removing a serious interference to your proper body function: Vertebral Subluxations.
Basically, a chiropractic adjustment releases pressure on the nerves. Which in turn allows for more efficient interaction between your body’s nervous system and immune system.
Additionally, regular chiropractic care comes with many other benefits. Preventing the flu is just one of the many positive side effects of chiropractic care.