• Dr. Knapp

I Have a Cold That Won't Go Away.

We all dread those times of the year when we are trying not to get sick when every sickness under the sun is going around and we vigorously scrub and scrub our hands to avoid it all. No one enjoys those horrific days where our heads hang over the toilet, we can’t breathe, our noses won’t stop running, and when we need to shove tissue up our nostrils to stop the faucet-like effect sickness has on our bodies. Who has time to be sick? I know I surely do not. None of these symptoms are fun but can be avoided.

Chiropractic care was first associated with the immune system during a deadly flu epidemic in 1917-18. While the death rate data recorded a mortality rate of 5%, patients receiving chiropractic care had a much lower mortality rate of 0.25%.

Chiropractic care has been known to lower the stress on the nervous system and boost the synchronized responses of the nervous and immune systems. When a patient has a misalignment of the spine, it can cause compression and irritation of the nerves which in turn affects the organs and their ability to function properly. According to researchers, when abnormal changes lead to poorly coordinated immune responses, it causes stressful conditions that lower immunity in the patient. This leads to increased susceptibility to a variety of illnesses and diseases. Chiropractic adjustments are the only way to determine, detect and eliminate spinal misalignments. Your Chiro will also suggest other options to increase your immunity alongside your appointments.

Healthy ways to increase your immune system

  • There are a number of ways you can personally help your immune system by thoroughly taking care of your body. Here is a list of things you can try: the

  • Get adjusted regularly. (I am adjusted once a week)

  • Avoid smoking and limit the consumption of alcoholic beverages

  • Exercise regularly and get some sun!

  • Get adequate amounts of sleep

  • Manage your stress levels

  • Wash hands regularly and avoid touching eyes, ears and mouth

  • Eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seed (if your diet permits it)

Remember that these are all things that we need to live a healthy life. A loss of one can affect our body negatively. For more information on ways to increase your immune system, please give us a call to schedule your appointment at (262)-796-5108 or visit us at knappchirowi.com


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