Chiropractic Care Can Help With Allergy Relief
Allergies affect millions of people in the United States and can interfere with your quality of life. An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system as it thinks it is being invaded by a parasite rather than a food or harmless allergen in the environment and therefore it rallies its defenses to fight off the enemy.
Chiropractic care can help with allergies by reducing stress to the nervous system, enhancing immune system functions by removing subluxations and supporting your overall general health. A subluxation is when one or more of the spinal bones is misaligned into an abnormal position. When that bone is out of place it causes irritation to the nerve structure and interferes with the flow of nerve energy throughout the body.
It is the nerve interference associated with the subluxation that causes the nerve system to be hyper excitable, causing increased sensitivity to allergens (things in the environment or foods) that start the allergic reaction. Once the chiropractor removes any nerve interferences and your body’s immune system is running at an optimal level again, you are able to deal with the invading allergens without as severe of an allergic reaction (the sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes).
Many patients who have come to the office for chiropractic care due to common back and neck pains have also noticed a difference in the severity of their allergies, both everyday and seasonal. This often comes as a surprise to them, but is a very welcomed added benefit of their treatment.
Chiropractic has been used to treat these common allergies:
- Pet Dander/Saliva
- Runny nose
- Watery/itchy eyes
- Frequent ear infections
- Sinus headaches
- Nasal polyps
- Muscle/joint pain
Natural Allergy Relief
Chiropractic care is a holistic natural alternative to help with your allergies. Many people who suffer from allergies use over-the-counter medicine to reduce and manage symptoms, but this form of treatment ignores the cause of the allergic reaction – not to mention, taking these medications every day can be harmful to your body.