It’s that time of year again when allergies seem to be taking over. Sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose can really put a damper on your day-to-day life. This is an issue more than 50 million Americans are dealing with every single year.
Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is a common condition caused by an allergic sensitivity to pollen from trees and grasses. The symptoms can include sneezing, stuffy noses, watery eyes, scratchiness in the throat, and even hives, typically flaring up when springtime rolls around.
If you’re feeling frustrated with allergies (or if you want to get ahead of the curve this year and avoid those annoying symptoms altogether), you may want to consider chiropractic care. That’s right, chiropractic care! Chiropractors can help improve your immune system function and actually provide relief from allergy symptoms.
Why Do We Have Allergies?
While over-the-counter medications can provide some relief from the symptoms caused by seasonal allergies in the short term, they don’t actually treat the root causes of these issues.
The immune system is a complex network that works to defend against foreign substances like bacteria or viruses. Sometimes this defense goes into overdrive because it mistakenly thinks harmless substances (like grass and pollen) are harmful, too! This leads to an allergic reaction—where your body executes symptoms such as:
These symptoms attempt to keep these substances out of the body and “protect you.”
The Secret Spinal Solution
So, how does this connect to the spine? When the spine is misaligned, it can cause a disruption in how information flows through your nervous system. This leads to weakened immune functioning and makes you more susceptible for illness… And allergies! Getting a chiropractic adjustment can bring balance back into our bodies so that every part functions as intended—including healthy nerves which react appropriately to non harmful substances like that pesky pollen.
Chiropractic treatment is a safe, natural approach to treat allergies that allows the body’s systems to function and communicate better. Chiropractic care also helps regulate cortisol levels, which are important in regulating allergies and reducing inflammatory responses. This reduces the groggy fatigue caused by environmental allergies.
Contact us today if you’re struggling with allergy symptoms this spring season. We have a team of chiropractic professionals dedicated to providing excellent care and keeping you healthy year round!