If you‘re one of the more than 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, you know that they can interfere with your ability to function. While allergies are typically treated with medications such as antihistamines, this will only mask your symptoms. Chiropractic care may be one way to minimize your allergy symptoms.
Allergies are a histamine response from your body when it identifies an allergen, causing an inflammatory response. Your body may react to substances, such as pet dander, dust, pollen or a type of food. When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify an allergen as harmful, even though it isn’t. When you come into contact with the trigger allergen, your immune system’s reaction then produces symptoms of an allergic reaction.
How is chiropractic care connected to allergies? The strength of both the immune and respiratory systems depend largely on proper communication between the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions properly. When there are interruptions in this communication, such as misalignments of the neck or back, your immunity may be compromised. The upper cervical joint irritation can even produce an allergic asthmatic reaction.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Both traditional chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression may create allergy relief. Chiropractic manipulation can help reduce allergy symptoms for chronic seasonal allergy sufferers. Stronger immune system adjustments may also help regulate the rush of histamine and amount of cortisol produced during allergy season since most allergies involve the release of inflammatory-producing substances.
NJ Spine and Wellness certified chiropractors can also help identify any underlying neck or back misalignments that may be compromising your immune system and we can help you determine the best practices and eating habits to keep your allergic reactions at bay. If you are one the millions of Americans who suffer from a wide variety of allergies, chiropractic care may be a better way to reduce your allergy symptoms.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
To schedule an appointment with one of our NJ Spine and Wellness chiropractors for allergy relief, call 877-333-6579 today. Visit the NJ Spine and Wellness location page for details on specific hours and locations for our Old Bridge, Freehold and Matawan centers.