Our chiropractors are often asked by their patients if they should continue to get adjustments when sick, and the answer is always the same; yes. Chiropractic adjustments promote health in more ways than just reducing inflammation and pain.
Chiropractic Boosts Immune Health
They can also increase the rate at which your body recovers from illness, making it beneficial to you to keep your appointment even when illness strikes. There are specific techniques in adjustment that can be performed with the intent of boosting the immune system.
Our bodily functions are controlled by the nervous system, including our immune system activity. When the spine is not properly aligned it can have a negative impact on the nervous system and can consequently inhibit the body’s ability to function optimally.
This can have a negative impact on recovery during an illness. You may be familiar with lymph nodes and how during an illness they can become inflamed and swollen.
The reason for this is the lymphatic system has the job of removing waste in the body and promoting health. Chiropractic adjustments increase the flow of this lymphatic system, promoting the proper function of this collection of tissues and organs.
Contact Us Today To Avoid Getting Sick
Keeping this system functioning can help you get back on your feet and feel better in a timelier manner. Contact our Atlanta chiropractors today at (404) 889-8828 if you are feeling under the weather during this cold and flu season.