Suffering from allergies, Stability Health Center is able to help!

Get Ready for Allergy Season with a Visit to Your Chiropractor


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.

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Treating Sports Injuries and Pain for Optimal Athlete Rehabilitation

With spring and summer just around the corner, people are excited to get outdoors again and play their favorite sports. For many, the upcoming season may just be their first one back after limping away last season with a sport injury. Now, after a winter of athletic rehabilitation, they’re itching to get back out there and play the game they love!

Whether you tore an ACL playing soccer or threw out your back during a round of golf, it’s best to have sports injuries checked out by a chiropractor after a visit to your general medical professional. While the injury might appear to be localized on the surface—such as a leg or foot injury—it can have widespread effects in other parts of the body, including your spine.

A chiropractor may not be as knowledgeable as a physiotherapist or an athletic trainer when it comes to a sports injury, but they’re an unparalleled expert in spine health. The team at Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA often assists patients in maintaining or restoring spine health after their recovery from a sports-related injury. We’ll work with you to try and get your spine into tip-top shape before you’re back on the field again.

How sports injuries affect the spine

Generally, sports injuries that require rehabilitation are disruptive enough to an athlete’s lifestyle. If they take a toll on the spine in addition to the localized area, however, it goes beyond just athletic setback. If you’ve suffered a sports injury, you might experience long-term symptoms such as:

  • Knee, shoulder, neck, or back pain;
  • Numbness and tingling running up and down the legs and arms;
  • Frequent headaches;
  • Pinched or damaged nerves;
  • Soft tissue damage;
  • Joint pain.

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Unless it’s just a minor scrape or bruise, your sports injury probably has some connection to your spine. The spine plays a major role in the central nervous system as the transmitter between the brain and nerve endings throughout the body. Therefore, any true rehabilitation program should also take spinal integrity into account.

How chiropractic helps athletes

A trained chiropractor starts with a full evaluation of your injury, including any surgeries or rehabilitative care you may have already received. This may also include additional X-rays, along with a conversation about how the injury occurred and your symptoms since the incident. The chiropractor’s goal is to learn as much as possible to understand the best path forward. At Stability Health Center, we rely on the Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) modality when assessing individual patient health.

Every injury is different, so your chiropractor will work from an angle that best fits your unique condition. You might need to re-stabilize the body following a leg or foot injury. You may need to rehabilitate soft tissue after a concussion. Chiropractic can even help nerve recovery by increasing nutrient flow to the nerves and opening up pathways. A tailored approach works to translate your current (often compromised) spine health back to the pinnacle of wellness.

Have you suffered a sports injury? Then come see the medical professionals at Stability Health Center in Seattle, WA. We want to help you overcome any lingering effects from the incident that may be keeping you from performing your best. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more.

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.