How Can Chiropractic Help During Cold and Flu Season?

Chiropractic care uses non-invasive, natural, and drug-free techniques to help restore your body’s physiological balance, so if you start to develop cold or flu-like symptoms, consider getting a chiropractic adjustment.

By relieving pressure on spinal nerves and acting as “reset” for sensory pathways, chiropractic adjustments help improve the ability of your central nervous system to communicate with the rest of the body. Ensuring that your spine is in a healthy alignment can maximize your central nervous system function, which is likely to help prevent you from getting sick during cold and flu season, and/or ease your symptoms and accelerate your recovery if you do become sick.

Chiropractic adjustments also improve the strength of your immune system by maximizing the flow and function of your lymphatic drainage system (which has many important nodes and ducts located right along the spine). The lymphatic system is critical for allowing your body to flush out bacteria, viruses, and other waste products that are commonly found in people who are sick. A chiropractic adjustment given as soon as cold symptoms appear can quickly improve the ability of your lymphatic system to clear out toxins and get you feeling better.