It happens every winter—huddling indoors during cold weather with other people, circulated dry air pumping out germs and dust, eating lots of things we probably shouldn’t—all those things drag down our immune systems. These conditions make viruses happy, which is why they thrive in the winter. But instead of isolating yourself, here’s a solid tip you can use to boost your immune system so it can fight off the nasties far more effectively: a regular Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care appointment.

Why is this so effective? Because it goes straight to the heart of your immune system by improving how your brain communicates what needs to happen to protect you from germs. If your neck vertebrae aren’t properly aligned, major nerves controlling your immune system are not receiving the instructions they need to do their jobs properly.

On the other hand, when your nervous system has a free, uninterrupted pathway to regulate all the different aspects of your immune system, it can better fend off the inevitable threats that assail all of us this time of the year. In fact, several studies have been done that have shown that Upper Cervical Chiropractic treatments on a regular basis can reduce colds, ear infections and other common winter maladies by nearly 200%!

Here at UCCNC, we commonly have patients coming in for treatment of conditions such as neck pain and headaches who, after receiving upper cervical adjustments, subsequently report that they’ve also had fewer colds and other common winter infections; yet another positive “side effect” of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care

Of course, along with a regular course of chiropractic to keep your nervous system and immune system in sync, we also recommend keeping up with your regular exercise schedule, eating nutritious, whole foods, staying well hydrated and getting enough quality sleep. These things combined can make your body an inhospitable place for intrusive viruses and infections that seem to proliferate this time of year.

At UCCNC, we are all about prevention: even if you are feeling fine now, the busy holiday season is upon us and you can’t afford to be stuck in bed with a fever and the sniffles when there’s so much fun to be had. Schedule an appointment today for a chiropractic neurology checkup to see if your nervous and immune systems are communicating properly before the germs attack.