Chiropractic Care: The Answer to Cold and Flu Season?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Being sick is the worst. No one enjoys a runny nose, aching ears, a sore throat, or a fever that keeps you in the bed. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what this time of year tends to bring into our lives. It’s cold and flu season, and everyone is at risk. While there isn’t any way to guarantee an illness-free fall season, there may be some things that you can do to improve your chances of staying well. If you’re ready for a healthy fall, take a look at these tiny tips as well as why seeing a chiropractor might be just what you need.

Why is the Fall So Ripe With Illness?

The changing weather can wreak havoc on our bodies. New allergens blow in with the cool winds, and if we’re not careful to bundle up, we can catch a chill that turns into illness. But the fall also brings a lot of socialization to the table. We send kids back to school and engage ourselves in more activities. This means more exposure to germs, as well as a very quick spreading of germs. It’s natural -- with the weather as well as the influx of germs -- to see sickness rise at this time of year.

What Can We Do to Avoid It?

There’s nothing that we can do to absolutely guarantee our wellness at anytime of year. Apart from wrapping ourselves in a bubble, we’re going to be exposed to illness at some point. But there are some small things that we can do to keep the germs away. Start by washing your hands frequently, covering your nose and mouth, and wiping down surfaces that are often touched. Removing the germs from your body as quickly as possible is one of the best ways to reduce your chances of catching illness.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care, to the surprise of many, has been known to reduce the instances of illness in patients who receive regular care -- and this is also true for the cold and flu. How does it work? As chiropractors improve the health of the spine, many other body systems also see a boost. This includes the immune system, which is the body’s first and natural defense against illness. When the immune system is strong, it can kill germs before they turn into a serious illness. The key is to make it a regular habit. The more regular care, the bigger the benefits, and the better chance you have of a healthy fall season.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the quality care that you need without the extra stress or hassle. The cold and flu are so frustrating and definitely miserable. Improve your chances of staying well and boost your health overall with a quick and easy stop at The Joint 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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