Why You Should See a Chiropractor for Allergy Relief

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Spring has arrived. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are in bloom. This is good news in a lot of ways, but millions of people all around the nation also fear that springtime is about to bring with it a whole host of problems, including itchy eyes, runny noses, and constant sneezing.

Millions of Americans suffer from pollen allergies, while countless more struggle with other allergies, with dust, pet hair and various foods being among the chief culprits. It’s no surprise that many people find themselves desperately searching for allergy treatments to alleviate their symptoms and enjoy a better life.

Chiropractic allergies treatment can help in more ways than one. Chiropractic care is designed to restore balance to the body, and this sort of treatment can drastically reduce allergy symptoms safely and naturally.

What Are Allergies?

To understand how to treat allergies, we first need to look at what they are. Despite great advances in the medical world, allergies remain something of a mystery. Doctors don’t quite know why one person will be allergic to a specific substance and another won’t. What we do know is that in certain people, the body responds to these substances as if they were dangerous.

For example, when someone with a peanut allergy eats a peanut, the body identifies the nut as being harmful. This triggers an immune system response in which the body releases an antibody called immunoglobulin E. When the body comes into contact with the allergen for a second time, these antibodies then travel to mast cells, causing them to release various chemicals, including histamine, which trigger the allergy symptoms we’re all familiar with.

What Are My Treatment Options?

Allergy symptoms can vary greatly, and allergy treatments can vary along with them. In the most severe cases, patients can suffer from potentially life-threatening respiratory problems requiring urgent medical care, but most allergy sufferers don’t have to deal with such extreme symptoms. However, even the mildest symptoms of allergies can be very problematic to live with, and various allergy treatments exist to help you combat them.

Over-the-counter and prescription medications are available to lessen allergy symptoms, but the effects they provide can vary and are temporary. Chiropractic allergies treatment aims to offer a more natural and much longer-lasting solution, restoring balance to the body and helping patients enjoy their lives without the need to take pills every day.

How Can Chiropractic Care Help with Allergies?

Spinal adjustment is the primary method used to treat all kinds of problems, and it can be highly effective for allergies too. By adjusting the vertebrae, chiropractic care helps to provide better communication throughout the body, particularly between the brain, spine and the central nervous system, which is directly responsible for immune system responses.

It is believed that many allergic reactions are caused by miscommunication in the body, causing unnecessary immune responses to substances which aren’t actually dangerous at all. A misaligned spine is often the primary reason for this kind of miscommunication, and a chiropractor will help to realign the vertebrae, boosting the efficiency of your nervous system. Many patients who have undergone chiropractic allergies treatment notice reduced allergy symptoms.

Other Ways Your Chiropractor Can Help

As well as offering spinal adjustment to restore balance to the body, chiropractic allergies treatment can also involve your chiropractor providing advice regarding your lifestyle and nutrition. Countless allergy sufferers go through life without realizing that a few simple lifestyle or dietary changes could help to reduce the severity and frequency of their symptoms.

Chiropractors have an excellent understanding of environmental and nutritional effects on the body, so they can provide nutritional counseling, educating you on potential allergy triggers and offering sound advice to help you live a happier, healthier life. So, if you struggle with allergies, schedule an appointment with our team and improve your quality of life!