The cold virus doesn’t seem to mind the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having. Citizens throughout Toronto are finding themselves racked with the unpleasantness of the cold virus: Sore throats, coughing, hoarseness, and in particularly bad cases, strains of the neck and back. And while it might not be the first thing you associate with a cold, a visit to a Toronto Wellness Centre can help alleviate those seasonal bugs.
Chiropractic treatment works to improve many of the body’s functions. And, while there’s no such thing as a cure for the common cold, regular chiropractic treatment can help in two ways: the first by strengthening your body’s resistance and immune functioning, and the second, by ameliorating a number of cold-related symptoms.
The body has several ways to get rid of harmful or agitating debris. One of these is the coughing reflex, which is used to both clear the airway and expel material from the lungs.
This reflex is controlled and regulated by the nervous system. As such, the health of your spine effects how well the system works. Vertebral subluxations and rib misalignments can cause your coughing reflex to become more sensitive, leading to worse coughing fits.
Whenever you cough, your body flexes muscles throughout your body, including your stomach, chest, back, and neck. A persistent and chronic cough can exhaust, strain, and sometimes even pull these muscles.
Chiropractic treatment can treat and help alleviate muscle strains of all shapes and sizes, regardless of the source. Adjustments can even help to alleviate aches and strains in muscle groups that aren’t easily accessible for massage or other forms of treatment.
A sore throat can be present due to any number of ailments: Bacterial infection, laryngitis, tonsillitis, a cold virus, or simply as a result of putting a little too much gusto in your morning-shower karaoke. (Don’t worry; we won’t judge.)
Nerves in your neck vertebrae are connected to your throat and vocal chords. Adjustment can clear the neurological pathways, lessening sore throat symptoms while improving the function of your immune system to help you fight off the root cause.
Regular Visits to a Toronto Wellness Centre for Overall Health
While chiropractic treatments can help to alleviate the symptoms of seasonal illness, it’s important to remember that an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure.
Cold and cold-like symptoms are almost always the result of an infection allowed by a weakened and compromised resistance and immune function. Regular chiropractic adjustments will help to improve the function of your immune system, decreasing the time it takes to fight off these infections, as well as improving the chances your immune system can deal with potential illness even before it becomes a noticeable problem.
Get a leg-up on cold and flu season. Schedule an appointment with your local Toronto Wellness Centre today!