Cold and flu season is just around the corner and the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta can help you avoid getting sick!
Chiropractic Care for Cold and Flu Symptoms
The typical cold and flu season usually begins around November and can persist through April depending on the year. While some years can be worse than others as far as how many people get sick, there are several steps you can take to avoid developing some type of seasonal ailment.
The Difference Between Cold and Flu Sickness
Understanding whether you are sick from a flu or cold can be difficult due to both conditions presenting similar symptoms. If you have the flu, you are more likely to experience:
- Body aches
- Dry coughs
- Recurring fevers
- Substantial fatigue
If you happen to catch the common cold, your symptoms will fall on the side of:
- Runny nose
It’s important to understand that both conditions are contagious, should not last more than a week, and are greatly treatable.
Viral vs. Bacterial Infections
Viruses and bacteria spread and grow at a much higher rate during the winter, more so than during any other time of the year. Viruses attack your normal, healthy cells and use them to expand into new factions.
Most viruses that fall into the cold and flu category can be treated with antibiotics. Bacteria tend to be harmless where viruses can lead to a wide range of harmful diseases. Some common bacterial infections are strep throat and urinary tract infections.
These type of infections can also be treated with antibiotics, although come bacteria are becoming resistant to such medications.
Other common infections like sinusitis or pneumonia can be bacterial or viral depending on the circumstances and environment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Cold and Flu Symptoms
While most people tend to rely on over-the-counter medications (OTC) to treat their cold and flu symptoms, more effective solutions exist.
The lymphatic system is comprised of a network of organs, lymph nodes, lymph ducts, and lymph vessels. When each component is able to function correctly, your body is able to pass white blood cells into your bloodstream.
This type of functioning is an extremely important part of your immune system as your lymph nodes create immune cells. Immune cells help fight off viral and bacterial infections.
The connections between your lymphatic, central nervous, and musculoskeletal systems can all be supported through the regular use of Chiropractic Adjustments. These adjustments remove subluxations that block movement in your spine.
When your internal systems are completely free of these barriers, you are able to transfer white blood cells and vital nutrients to damaged or infected areas of your body.
Call AICA Marietta For Immediate Cold and Flu Relief
The best way to prevent sickness this winter is to visit AICA Marietta to receive your first Chiropractic Adjustment! Your chances for fighting off a cold or flu increase when you are able to support a healthy internal system.
Don’t wait until you are forced to call out of work or have to reschedule an important invitation, call AICA Marietta at (770) 383-1435 to setup an appointment today.