During the Fall, Winter, and Spring months in Ogden, Utah is cold and flu season arrives, peaking between December & February. The symptoms of cold and flu are so similar, it is hard to distinguish, but flu symptoms are generally worse than a cold.
The lymphatic system is important to your body, it helps determine the balance in your immune system. In the lymphatic system, there is a network of ducts and lymph nodes, that works as a filter that finds viruses, bacteria and other substances that are harmful and tries to get rid of it. When a medical professional checks your throat they are determining if you have swollen glands, which are enlarged lymph nodes.
To avoid cold and flu-like symptoms the best thing to do is prevent getting them. A healthy immune system is the very best defense to fight against cold and flu viruses. There are many stresses on your immune system that can weaken and compromise your ability to fight infection and disease. Chiropractic care reduces the emotional and physical stress that weakens the immune system. Additionally, chiropractic treatments relieve stress on the nervous system which strengthens the immune system and the function of your body.
Chiropractic treatment is a great option at any stage of a cold or flu symptoms. Chiropractic techniques enable the lymphatic system to drain properly and flush out all the viruses and bacteria, allowing your body to begin healing more quickly and prevent further or prolonged infection. Chiropractic techniques also reduce the overall stress on the nervous system, head, neck, and back, alleviating pressure on congested lymph ducts. A non-invasive chiropractic adjustment allows lymph ducts to flow more freely, which will protect you again flu, colds or other illnesses. Chiropractic services also increase the range of motion and physical ability to exercise and sleep well, which are beneficial to prevent illness. For more information about chiropractic treatments to boost your immune system in Ogden, or to schedule an appointment with us, please call Ogden Wellness Center today.