How Chiropractic Care Can Help With Allergies?

By: Dr. Shane Davidson DC

Warmer weather can be a nightmare for those with allergies; from runny noses to itchy eyes, seasonal pollen causes countless individuals misery. Allergy season not only limits outdoor activities but evokes dread in many who must confront their symptoms as soon as they step outside, everything is covered in pollen. Millions of people struggle daily due to these allergies, and Spring brings an unwelcome return of them every year.

Strengthen Your Immune System to Help Fight Allergies

Your immune system is designed to protect your body from foreign substances called allergens, which cause histamines or inflammatory reactions when they enter the body. Although these irritants may not be dangerous, people with allergies often have an abnormal response because their bodies can’t distinguish between potentially harmful viruses and bacteria and harmless particles such as dust or pollen.

When functioning properly, your immune system has the capability of recognizing and attacking foreign biological material (also known as allergens) using protective proteins antibodies. This defense process is necessary in order to maintain a healthy body and ward off illness or disease.

When your immune system mistakenly identifies harmless substances, such as dust and pollen, as threats to the body; it builds an unwarranted defense with antibodies that can trigger allergies.

The nervous system is in charge of every single bodily process, including the functioning of your immune system. It sends signals to the brain which response by healing your body, enabling movement coordination, and controlling numerous other organs. When the information provided to your brain is incomplete or cut off completely, your body will not function properly. The number one factor hindering the flow of information to your brain is subluxations (misalignments) in the spine. Subluxations impede communication between your nervous system and the rest of your body, resulting in a weakened immune response.

Chiropractic Treatment For Allergies

Allergies can be an incredibly annoying and difficult problem to manage, but you may not have considered the possibility of visiting a chiropractor for relief. Straining in daily activities such as sitting improperly at work or school, using cell phones too often, awkward movements while exercising, etc., can lead to misalignments in the spine also known as subluxations which could cause allergy flare-ups. In addition, sports injuries like falls or slips are factors that should not go overlooked either. Chiropractic is a secure, natural way to treat numerous conditions and ailments, from joint pain to headaches. But one of the most exhilarating applications of chiropractic is with allergies; without resorting to medications you can not only alleviate allergy symptoms but also treat those that may have gone unrecognized.

Chiropractic treatment can help treat a variety of allergies including food, pollen, grass, pet dander/saliva, dust, mold, and perfume. It can also prevent several different symptoms, some of those being a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, asthma, frequent ear infections, sinus headaches, nasal polyps, joint pain, and fatigue.

Allergies During Pregnancy

Pregnancy often brings about an increase in allergy symptoms, with around a third of pregnant women experiencing more frequent and intense episodes of allergies than before. Pregnancy rhinitis is also a common occurrence among pregnant mothers, which involves nasal congestion, runny noses, sneezes, and coughs. 

When you’re pregnant, it’s important to make sure your immune system is in tip-top shape. While it may be tempting to take medication to relieve pesky allergies, it’s best to stay away from any non-essential medicine while growing a baby. This is where chiropractic care can be so helpful.

At Novo Chiropractic, we understand the frustration of trying to find a way to reduce allergies. But if you’re considering chiropractic care, you may be pleasantly surprised by the results of our Lincoln Chiropractor. Our treatments range from spinal adjustments to nerve system optimization and everything in between. 

At Novo Chiropractic in Lincoln NE, our team is here for you. Please feel free to call us.

References

  • https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15330012/

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Dr. Shane Davidson Lincoln, NE Chiropractor
Doctor of Chiropractic
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