How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat A Cold & Flu
Your immune system is your primary defense against infection and your body has several strategies to ward off invaders. These include physical barriers like mucous membranes, the juices produced by your digestive tract, and weapons such as a fever to wash your system of intruders. These weapons are effective as long as they work correctly. All too
often, our bodies are not working at their optimal level. This compromises our immune system and leaves us vulnerable to illness. Your spine houses your nervous system which controls your immune system’s response. Hundreds of years of observation have proven that chiropractic treatment improves immune function.
Cold vs. Flu: What is The Difference?
It’s important to know the differences between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for several days or weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and may lead to hospitalization. Typically, flu symptoms include fever, body aches, fatigue, and dry cough. Symptoms for the common cold are normally a runny nose, congestion, and sneezing.
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam