Chiropractic Care and Colds

In the midst of cold and flu season, you might be surprised to discover that regular chiropractic care can aid in your body’s immune system. Having an optimal functioning immune system is vital to your body’s ability to fight off viruses, bacteria, colds, flu and even cancer.

How Does Chiropractic Care for Colds Work?

Your spine protects your central nervous system and your central nervous system controls your immune system. Chiropractic care helps raise your natural resistance to disease by removing vertebral subluxations, which occurs when one or more of the vertebrae in your spine move out of position and create pressure on the spinal nerves.
Everything is Connected

If the central nervous system is being stressed, than those systems intimately involved with it will also be affected, i.e. the immune system. If we support the nervous system through proper spinal function and alignment, then we will ultimately support and strengthen the immune system. Seems easy enough, right?

Unfortunately, when it comes to conquering the common cold there is no specific cure, but there are certainly things that you can do to feel better and possibly avoid them in the first place. When considering your health and what you can do to support your immune system, give us a call at Ribley Family Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.