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The Flu is Here: Can a Chiropractor Help Prevent It?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Even if you’re a hermit who rarely comes out of the house, you’ve probably heard that the flu is rampant this season. Both strains, a semi-effective flu shot, and germs being coughed and sneezed through the open air make for a tough season ahead. Isn’t there anything we can do to increase our chances of staying healthy? Actually, there may be! Take a look at how adding chiropractic care may help you stay healthy and fight off the flu this season.

How Can the Flu Be Stopped?

Because the flu is a virus, it’s incredibly difficult to stop in its tracks. Viruses don't work the same way as bacterias or other infections. It doesn’t respond to antibiotics, and will only respond to antivirals within a very specific time frame. Your best bet is to avoid the virus if at all possible. This includes getting a flu shot, avoiding sick people, washing your hands regularly, and boosting the immune system.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Chiropractic care may be able to help in this area because the spine plays a big role in the function of the immune system. Is it directly linked? Not necessarily, but the spine is a part of the central nervous system, and the CNS communicates with the immune system to enable it to work efficiently. When the spine is unhealthy, this communication is broken, and the function of the immune system suffers. When the health of the spine is improved, so too is the CNS, and then the immune system follows. The healthier the spine, the healthier your immunities, and the more able your body will be to fight off the flu and other illnesses.

Where Can You Find Quality Chiropractic Care?

If you would like to try this method for staying healthy this season, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without stress and hassle. While it’s not a foolproof method for avoiding the flu, it’s definitely a good idea for boosting the immune system and getting your body prepared. Get your health moving in the right direction and fight off illness in a natural way starting with a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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

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