Seasonal allergies affect almost everyone from young children to the elderly. Many people who suffer from allergies turn to drugs to help alleviate the symptoms: sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and congestion. Although a decongestant or antihistamine can minimize symptoms for a time, eventually they’ll return until the underlying cause is addressed. It has been proven that allergy symptoms are the result of an improper immune system response. When the immune system is compromised it cannot defend itself against normally harmless substances we call allergens.
One of the primary advantages of allergy treatment through chiropractic is that it is more natural and manageable than the use of allergy medications, and is often safer for children. By strengthening the body’s defenses rather than reactively correcting symptoms, you can expect to feel better faster and to be less likely to deal with reoccurring symptoms.
The immune system, like every other system in the body, is controlled by the nervous system. The nervous system controls all functions in the body such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, gastrointestinal function, etc. When the immune system reacts to the allergens, our bodies release histamines which cause inflammation and other symptoms. This impacts the nervous system by way of the vertebral subluxation, a spinal misalignment that results in pressure or tension on the spinal cord near the level of the brain stem.
Chiropractic care provides a number of treatments that address these issues, and helps to prevent them. By addressing subluxations, the internal functions that keep us healthy are naturally restored. Various adjustment techniques and spinal manipulation can be used to correct nerve pressure and misalignments. These treatments can also help to release stress.
This allergy season, make sure your immune system is functioning properly by getting your nervous system checked by a Chiropractor.
Dr. Jodi Kinney at Intrinsic Chiropractic treats back pain in patients of all ages. Call 732-833-9000 to schedule your initial consultation.