You know, with my vast years of experience as a chiropractor, I have often heard my patients say “Should I get a chiropractic adjustment when I fall sick?“ Or “Does chiropractic boost immunity?“
And the very simple answer I give to them is that when you go for a chiropractic adjustment, you help to increase the activities of your immune system and in the process make them even stronger and healthier.
The reason you get sick is likely different from what you think is making you feel so unwell. I suppose your presumption of what makes you feel so sick most times are germs right?
Well, I’m not in the affirmative to that. Why? Because germs are everywhere; on your door handle, keyboard, coffee cup, pen, clothes- just absolutely all over the place!
So can you explain to yourself why you don’t get sick all the time or why most times you’re sick and sometimes not?
The plain truth is that whether you fall sick or not is largely dependent on you, the healthiness, and the activities of your immune system.
A healthy and active immune system is always prepared to fight off the bugs that are responsible for whatever illness that poses a threat to your body.
It is also noteworthy that when you go for a chiropractic adjustment, even when you are not sick, it will not only boost the activities of your immune system, it will also clear the rest of the nervous system, allowing it to function at an optimum level.
However, when you have a weak and compromised immune system, then you’re most vulnerable to various kinds of sicknesses. And your next appointment should be with a chiropractor- to get your body healthy and regenerated once more.
Interestingly, chiropractic adjustments seldom cause discomfort. But you might feel a little ache after treatment- which you can compare to what you would feel after a workout. So, even though you feel any discomfort, within 12 to 48 hours, it will be a thing of the past.
Therefore, to answer your question if you should visit a chiropractor when you fall sick, follow me to the next section where you’d see signs that will show you need the services of a chiropractor.
5 Signs To Show That You Need A Chiropractic Adjustment
Seeking the services of a chiropractor will yield massive benefits that will not only improve your physical but emotional well-being.
However, most people tend to book an appointment with a chiropractor only when they feel that something is not right concerning their health, or when their pain symptoms become so intense that they cannot tolerate it anymore. You should note that regular consultation with a chiropractor will help to prevent something from going wrong in the first place.
So, here are some notable signs that would fully convince you that a chiropractic adjustment is needed.
A common headache? You may think this isn’t significant enough to take note of but that headache you call ‘ordinary’ can lead to other serious medical issues.
Headaches are caused by several factors which include being malnourished, being dehydrated, not having enough oxygen in your system, or by a misalignment either in the neck or your spine in general.
When you notice you have even a slight headache, do well to dial the number of a professional chiropractor. Your chiropractor can help to relieve you of headaches and also improve blood flow, that’ll increase the amount of oxygen that is supplied to the brain.
One more thing that your chiropractor will recommend is an immediate change to your diet to help you improve your overall health.
2. Joint or Muscle Pain
Are you part of those who feel it’s normal to have muscle pains after a hard job and you don’t need any chiropractic adjustments? Or are you just satisfied with using aspirin or pain reliever to ease pains?
Well, as a professional with many years of experience, I’d advise against such mentality. Why? This is because the pains that you feel can be as a result of problems with musculoskeletal alignment.
Chiropractors are professionally trained to ensure that your body is performing at its very optimal state by using special spinal manipulations to get rid of the pains in your joints and muscles.
These adjustments will not only ease your pains but increase the flow of blood and nerve conductivity to any joints and muscles experiencing pain.
So, the next time you’re experiencing either a muscle or joint pain, ensure that your first reaction isn’t to go and grab some aspirin or ibuprofen from your medicine cabinet.
3. Chronic Back Pain
Easily relatable, yeah? Because you visit chiropractors only when you feel pain in your back.
And indeed, experiencing severe pain in your back or lower back calls for a chiropractic adjustment to be relieved of those pains!
Multiple factors can contribute to you having chronic back pains. They include bad sleeping posture, bad walking posture, standing, or sitting for long hours.
Without the need for expensive surgery or narcotics, a chiropractic doctor can help relieve you of those pains.
4. The Soles of Your Shoes Wear Out Differently
As funny as this sounds, it is so true! When you start to notice that the soles of your shoes do not wear out at the same rate then there’s something fishy.
It is a sign that your body is not properly aligned and needs an urgent adjustment. Unequal wear out of your shoes is a significant indicator that your spine is experiencing a misalignment(s) and a chiropractic spinal manipulation is needed to ensure that it doesn’t get worse.
5. Involved in a Recent Accident
Involvement in accidents like a car or motorcycle collision can lead to serious injuries that experienced chiropractors can help heal.
So, if you’ve been a victim of an accident or you were recently involved in one, then seeing a chiropractor doctor will do you a whole lot of good.
This is because there are chiropractic doctors that mainly specialize in car accident injuries, and can correctly diagnose and treat a multitude of different degrees of injuries.
Tips For Chiropractic Aftercare
Below are a few tips to help guide you properly in taking care of your body after you receive your chiropractic adjustment. Keep in mind that the overall goal is to promote long term healing from your body:
- Ensure that you’re hydrated at all times so that important nutrients are supplied to every single cell in your body to enhance faster recovery.
- Exercise regularly. Your chiropractor will recommend certain exercises that’ll guarantee your speedy recovery- ensure you’re committed to them.
- Avoid strenuous activities that affect your back
- You should also try to get enough rest from the day’s activities
- Sleeping well is also another key that’ll help speed your recovery.
A strong immune system is synonymous with a healthy and happy person and you know that when it becomes compromised or weak, you’re most vulnerable to sickness.
So, in order to stay healthy always, when you start feeling sick or see signs that your immunity has been compromised, ensure to seek the services of a professional chiropractor.