Many patients who receive regular chiropractic adjustments seem to stay healthy, or have colds of a shorter duration than other people around them, this is no coincidence. It’s much easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy when you are sick. Because the body’s natural defense is to fight off infection, doing so is easier when healthy. This is because when the body is infected and attacked, the immune system has a much harder time functioning and restoring the body back to health.
Many of us have a skewed perception of what it means to be healthy. Even small things like constant fatigue, headaches and coughing can mean that sickness has already entered the body, even if you feel at 100 percent while having these symptoms. The common cold brings with it these things and more, the most popular remedy for treating these ailments is merely a mask. Cough medicines, lotions and potions, never really address the root cause of chest congestion, sinus pressure and the like. Being healthy implies high energy, vitality, and resistance to diseases, which aren’t typically the number one issue dealt with with these typical sources of cure. This is where your chiropractor can help you achieve and maintain true health.
Chiropractic care uses manipulations and adjustments of the joints, mostly in the spine and cervical areas. In particular, the upper cervical neck adjustments relieve the tension on your brain stem, which then allows your throat to be more relaxed and allow your sinus passages in your head to drain. Much of the reason for the usual symptoms if the common cold, come from blockage of sinuses, most medicines aim to help these blockages, but moving the joints is a much more effective way to really address the cause of the issues.
Too much tension in your neck restricts the nervous communication to your sinus passages, which then causes pressure that restricts drainage from happening. Chronic sinus infections happen when there is extra pressure on your sinuses and no outlet for the fluids, causing build up of mucus and that stuffy feeling in the nose and throat. These fluids provide a continual breeding ground for bacteria to grow, so removing them is of the utmost importance. Due to the fact that the joints are where the build up is focused, releasing pressure there usually gives those with sinus issues drainage within around five minutes of an adjustment.
At just $19 first the first visit, getting your best remedy for relieving your body of sinus pressure and cold/flu like symptoms has never been easier. Here at The Joint in San Antonio, our competitive prices, as well as our knowledgeable staff and speedy all around process, make our facilities your best bet in fighting off illness with a non invasive proven method.
Consult your primary care physician or chiropractor for any medical related advice.
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