With the peak of the flu season now behind us, we thought it would be good to address the topic of sickness and chiropractic adjustments. “Can I get adjusted when I’m sick?” and “Should I get adjusted when I’m sick?” are questions that we received from patients wondering if they should postpone their schedule appointments.
Can I Get Adjusted When I’m Sick?
The answer is a resounding YES! It is actually a great time to get adjusted while you are sick. I understand how it feels to be sick, and sometimes the last thing you want to do is leave the house, but if you can muster up the energy to get out, come see us! When we are sick, it is a great time for your immune system to get a tune up.
If you have subluxations (spinal misalignments) this can affect how your body is functioning. When you are sick it is imperative to have everything functioning at 100% and the only way for that to happen is with a properly aligned spine.
Will I Get Others Sick?
A lot of patients and practice members express to me that they don’t want to come in in infect the office with their sickness. We appreciate your concern, but we are here to help you be as healthy as possible. Don’t worry about us, we receive chiropractic care too, our bodies are good at fending off offending organisms! We do disinfect all our tables and anything else sick patients come in contact with to ensure we keep all our patients healthy.
Next time you have an appointment and are feeling sick, make sure to still come in. The adjustment may help you to feel better faster.