Cold and flu season has come again and everyone is doing what they can to prevent the unwelcome symptoms that can keep you unfocused and tired throughout the winter months. One way to keep the sniffles away is visiting a chiropractor for adjustments to your neck and spine. How is this possible you say? It’s easy when you consider the science of your immune system.
Our immune system is supported by the lymphatic system which is a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels that help move white and immune blood cells into the bloodstream and remove dead blood cells and waste. White blood cells are important for fighting infection. How do these lymph cells move throughout the body you ask? Why it’s the musculoskeletal system of course! This means that the motion and contractions of your muscles are supporting your immune system.
We also know, according to the National Institutes of Health, that the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and the lymphatic system are connected. Therefore, to keep your immune system in tip-top shape your spine and muscles need to be in perfect order. So, a simple visit to your local chiropractor can help prevent the contraction of the cold or flu.
The team at Wignall-Kennedy Chiropractic Clinic is available to help no matter what the thermometer reads and is conveniently located in Wauwatosa serving clients throughout the Metro Milwaukee area. Call 414-257-2575 today to schedule an appointment!
For more information on the flu and how this year’s strain is different, click here.