Get Ready for Allergy Season with a Visit to Your Chiropractor
You can’t wait for spring. Enough of this snow, sleet, hail, and freezing temps. It’s time for blooming flowers and sunshine! But while we all love the warmth and renewal that comes with spring, it does have one drawback: allergies. Pollen released from trees, grass, weeds, and other plant life is likely to cause plenty of health problems, including runny noses, itchy eyes, and drowsiness.
But did you know chiropractic can be a great way to soothe allergies? It’s true: chiropractic adjustments could be the secret to helping you enjoy the spring season without the haze of allergy medications.
Come to Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA for expert chiropractic care. Some of our patients visit us regularly at the start of allergy season and have reported significant alleviation of allergic reactions with the help of a trained chiropractor.
Causes of allergies
An allergic reaction happens when the body tries to expel a foreign substance. For example, you breathe in pollen and you begin to sneeze, your eyes begin to water, and you cough. Your body releases histamines to deal with the intruder. All these reactions are your body’s attempt to rid itself of the foreign substance. This is a useful reaction if you’ve inhaled something harmful, such as smoke.
However, an allergic reaction often occurs when the body is trying to expel a foreign substance that isn’t harmful. The body misinterprets the substance – usually pollen or spores – and believes that it’s harmful. The reasons the body reacts in this way for some people isn’t clear. Some believe it’s related to the sensitivity of allergy patients’ systems.
How does chiropractic help allergies?
The spinal column plays a pivotal role in your central nervous system. Nerve signals travel from the brain through the spinal cord to the rest of the body. These nerve signals tell your body how to react, including when it comes to allergic reactions. A slight misalignment in the spine can cause a faulty reaction to a foreign substance, inciting a reaction that might not actually be needed. Think of a compressed nerve in the spine like a hair-trigger on a gun: all it takes is a small touch to set it off.
To make sure you’re not being set off by the smallest of irritants and triggering unwanted allergic reactions, it means alleviate spinal compression of nerves. This enables signals to flow freely again, so your body can act accordingly.
Many patients rely on over-the-counter anti-histamines to deal with allergies. However, these pills come with side effects and some patients develop dependence on medications to feel normal. Chiropractic, on the other hand, is a natural, conservative treatment with no known side effects. Through spinal adjustments, some patients have experienced relief from drowsiness, obstructed sinuses, and other typical allergic reactions.
If you want to enjoy spring to its fullest, a chiropractor may be able to help. The friendly professionals at Stability Health Center are helping Seattle, WA patients feel their best. Contact us today to setup a free consultation or learn more about the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) approach we take in assessing the health and wellness of your spine.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.