WhiteMud Blog

Staying Healthy with Chiropractic

Posted: October 2, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

Cold and flu season is upon us, again.  Why is it that some of us seem to get every little bug and virus that is going around, while others breeze through this season with barely a sniffle?  The answer might be easier than you think.  Many of us think of chiropractic for only neck and back pain, yet there is so much more to chiropractic than relieving pain.  Your Edmonton chiropractor can help you be one of those lucky people who seem to avoid most colds and flus and can recover quickly if they do come down with something.
In a study done in New York over a course of three years, it was found that patients who were under regular chiropractic care for over 5 years had immune systems that were 200% more resistant than those patients who were not under chiropractic care.  This increased immune system did not diminish with age.  South Edmonton Chiropractors can help you increase your immune system.
Why, is chiropractic helpful for increasing immunity?  The immune system, just like every other system in our bodies, is controlled by the nervous system, which is made up by the brain and nerves.  When a bacteria or virus enters our bodies, the brain sends out a response through the nervous system to fight off the intruder.  If the nervous system is not functioning properly, the messages may get mixed up or not there at all, allowing the bacteria or virus to take over.  When this occurs, it is called subluxation or nerve interference.  Chiropractic care, removes the subluxation or nerve interference allowing the nervous system to function at 100%. 
This cold and flu season, call your Edmonton Chiropractor for more than just neck and back pain.  Getting regular adjustments can help you too be one of those people who rarely get sick.  If you are sick, don’t cancel your chiropractic appointment, it may just help you fight off that virus.  Call and book with your South Edmonton Chiropractor today!