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Posted on 10-20-2016

How Chiropractic Adjustment Helps Winter-Related Health Problems

It's important to take good care of yourself during the autumn and winter, as this is the peak season for many ailments. Extreme cold can affect your health in various ways, whether it's painful joints, the flu or seasonal depression. Chiropractic adjustment is a safe and extremely effective way to alleviate many of these ailments.

Cold/Flu

Subluxations along the spine affect a number of systems within the body, including the immune system. Targeting these misalignments with adjustments allows your immune system to work to its potential. The link between chiropractic care and immune system benefits has been thoroughly researched. One study found a 48 percent increase in HIV patients' immune systems after undergoing chiropractic care. It's even been found that chiropractic adjustment boosts the body's production of white blood cells, giving you more power to fight disease.

Painful Joints and Weather-Related Injuries

Those who suffer from arthritis report an increase in joint pain and stiffness during the winter, though there is no actual medical connection between cold weather and joint pain. There's also the risk of injury from slipping on ice or shoveling snow. Chiropractic adjustments can lessen joint inflammation and increase your range of motion, allowing you to return to normal activities.

Depression

The lack of sunlight during the winter can intensify the symptoms of depression, otherwise known as Seasonal Defective Disorder (SAD). Spinal alignments can negatively affect multiple body systems, including brain communications. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to lessen depression symptoms in some patients. Chiropractic adjustments can help; the body and the nervous system function properly, which means the nervous system can send important messages to the brain.

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