Make It Through Flu Season With Chiropractic

By Genevieve Cunningham

Flu season seems to be one of the longest seasons of the year. Just when you think you've made it through unscathed, you hear of your neighbor or your child's teacher or your best friend coming down with the flu. Unfortunately, there's little we can do to completely avoid exposure to the virus. All we can really do is use prevention techniques -- wash our hands, cover our mouths often, and surprisingly to many, add chiropractic care to the mix. If you're anxious to make it through the rest of the season without this miserable illness, take a look at how chiropractic care may be able to help.

The Info You Need About Flu Season

For some people, flu season isn't a big deal. Perhaps they've never had the flu themselves or their case was incredibly mild. But the flu can be quite severe and even downright dangerous. Because the flu is a virus, there isn't a cure. You simply have to let it run its course. And while it's doing so, you may feel exhausted, experience body aches and headaches, have a stuffy nose and sinus cavity, and run a high temperature. Though most people make it through the illness in a week or less without any serious ramifications, others are all too aware of the potentially damaging side effects -- including serious infection and even death.

The Normal Precautions

Most people are taught how to avoid the flu, or at least steps they can take to try. We're all taught to wash our hands frequently, cover our mouths and noses, and avoid the obviously ill. Many also opt for the flu vaccine that, though not 100 percent effective, can help you avoid the flu or minimize the symptoms. None of these precautions are foolproof, but taking as many precautions as possible is the smarter choice for long-term health. 

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

A growing number of people are turning to the help of a chiropractor to avoid the flu. Why? Because the spine is a part of the central nervous system, and the CNS affects the function of the immune system. When you improve the health of the spine, you improve the CNS and the immune system too. And a stronger immune system may be able to fight off the flu germ before it creates serious illness in your body. Even though flu season is almost over, getting chiropractic care may help you make it through the home stretch and protect you from other illness throughout the rest of the year. 

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your list of flu prevention techniques, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Instead of worrying with tight schedules, just use their walk-in visits. Instead of sky-high prices, just use their affordable pricing plan. The flu is no fun! Make it through the rest of the season and boost your immune system for good with a trip to The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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