Skip to content Join us for Bring a Friend Day, April 18th!

The Science Behind Cold & Flu Season

What are colds and influenza, and what causes them?

woman-with-fluThe common cold is caused by viruses that affect the nose, throat, and sinuses. Symptoms typically include a stuffy or runny nose, scratchy throat, chest congestion, and watery eyes. A fever typically does not accompany the common cold however it does with the flu. Influenza is also a viral infection that attacks the mucosal lining of the upper respiratory tract and presents with body aches and chills. Both of these bugs are opportunistic and thrive on a weakened immune system. Fighter T-cells are created by your body to attack and eliminate these viruses. The internal environment of your body and its function dictates whether or not these T-cells can do their job, and whether or not you’ll get “sick” when you come in contact with these germs.

How can chiropractic care help?

Chiropractic care is not a cure for either colds or flu, but an adjustment can increase your immune system by up to 48% for the next 24-48 hours. The fighter T-cells will be working at their optimum.

Here are some other things you can do to support your immune system:

1. Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and low in saturated fat.

2. Exercise regularly.

3. Get adequate sleep.

We look forward to seeing you and finding out how we can help. Call us today!

Add Your Comment (Get a Gravatar)

Your Name


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.