How Chiropractic Can Help The Flu

The medical community is in unanimous agreement that the secret to fighting the flu is a healthy immune system. Unfortunately you can’t buy a healthy immune system and you can’t pop a pill and get a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system comes about as a result of having a fully functioning nervous system & body.

When Will Flu Season Strike?

The flu season begins in November and is at its height between December and March. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of every 5 Americans will get the flu this year. Are you prepared for the flu season?

Chiropractic care at Back To Action may be your answer to a clean bill of health this season. Chiropractic can give your immune system a boost with a spinal adjustment. Let me give you the facts and a recent study about chiropractic and the flu: A study shown in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research in 1997 showed chiropractic care to be effective in treating the flu. Over 2,800 individuals received regular chiropractic care and the result was an average 15% decrease in the incidence of colds and the flu.

According to the World Chiropractic Alliance, spinal adjustments can help your immune system function better. An adjustment by the Doctors of Back To Action corrects what are called vertebral subluxations which can cause interference of the nervous system. When an adjustment is performed, it releases pressure on the nerves and allows more efficient interaction between your body’s nervous system and immune system. When your immune system is healthy it is better prepared to prevent or combat the flu.

Regular chiropractic care is beneficial to the body. Preventing the flu is just one of the many positive side effects of regular chiropractic maintenance. Do you really need a flu shot? Or could great flu-fighting benefits accrue from taking a healthier and more natural approach to fighting the flu? And of course eating right, exercising, and having a healthy body are all important issues in combating the flu as well. If you would like to learn more about utilizing chiropractic to combat the flu during the upcoming flu seasons, please give Back To Action a call. We’re here to help! Also, family plans are available to save you money.

Back To Action Chiropratic

Dr. Jerry Dreessen and Dr. Jason Gilmore

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4 Responses to “How Chiropractic Can Help The Flu”

  1. seattle chiropractic Says:

    “Old Habits Die Hard”, which makes it especially difficult to convince older patients about the perils of immunizations and over the counter and prescribed drugs and that they shouldn’t necessarily follow the advice of their medical doctor. After 35 years, I have FINALLY convinced my 86 year-old mother-in-law NOT to get an annual flu shot. She works out at the gym 5 days week, chooses organic food and is adjusted at least twice a week, but for whatever reason, immunizations were a sticking point. Until now. She FINALLY gets it! It has been a long process, but sometimes that is how progress it made, one patient at a time.

  2. Vernon Chiropractor Says:


    I find this interesting, but when you say…

    “Over 2,800 individuals received regular chiropractic care and the result was an average 15% decrease in the incidence of colds and the flu.”

    …the first thing that springs to my mind is, compared to what? Compared to the previous year, a control group?


  3. tripplex5663 Says:

    I was very impressed and felt had to get a valuable experience after reading your article. I will learn more and I’ll try to implement. thanks for sharing. Brighton MI Chiropractor Brighton MI Chiropractic

  4. Tara Says:

    @Vernon – I’d also like to know what this was compared to.

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