According to the CDC, the flu season of 2017 through 2018 was one of the worst ever. They were the first seasons to be classified as high severity across all age groups. Citing high levels of outpatient clinic and emergency department visits and high hospitalization rates for flu symptoms.
It lasted for 19 weeks, making it one of the longest flu seasons in recent years.
Getting a flu shot is the most common way to prevent the flu. But did you know chiropractic care can also be effective?
How does chiropractic care fight the flu?
Chiropractic care can do more to help you stay healthy. The spine plays a major role in the immune system by being the first line of defense against disease. Chiropractic care involves identifying subluxations or misalignments in the spine and adjusting them with gentle techniques. It requires no drugs or needles.
A chiropractor focuses on restoring body function to its highest level, which helps decrease inflammation, improve circulation, mobility and flexibility. Getting chiropractic care isn’t a cure for the flu, but it definitely is a good preventive maintenance for any disease.
Other tips to avoid the flu are washing your hands regularly, practicing proper hygiene, getting enough sleep, exercise and a healthy diet.