BEAT THE FLU
Spinal adjustments can have a positive effect on immune function. Chiropractic corrects spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the nervous system by placing pressure on nerves. Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body-including the immune system- chiropractic has been recommended by Men's Health magazine as a way to beat the flu this year. Chiropractors helping patients battle the flu is not a new occurrence either. During the 1917-1918 influenza epidemic, which brought death and fear to many Americans, it has been estimated that 20 million people died throughout the world, including about 500,000 Americans. It was chiropractors success in caring for flu victims that led to the professions licensure in many states.