How Chiropractic Care Improves Allergies
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies affect up to 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children. These numbers are only increasing worldwide. Not only are there more allergens in the atmosphere, thanks to increased pollution and more intense pollen seasons, but people have become more sensitive to substances like smoke, dander, and pollen that trigger histamine reactions.
Combating these allergies with modern medicine has proven to be incredibly expensive. Americans spent $17.5 billion on treatments and medications for nasal issues alone in 2010. Additionally, health problems related to allergies that year lead to 6 million lost days of work and school, as well as 16 million doctor visits.
Those that suffer from chronic or sporadic allergies often find that medications are not the answer. Pronounced side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, increased heart rate, and nose bleeds can often cause more problems than they solve.
For those looking for a true, lasting solution, chiropractic care may be the answer.
How Chiropractic Care Addresses Allergies
The symptoms of allergies stem from histamine reactions in your body. These reactions are meant to fight off infection or dangerous substances, but those who suffer from allergies have immune systems that are hyperactive. Normal substances that should not trigger coughing fits or draining noses do.
Principled chiropractors, and some medical doctors, believe the root issue may not lie in immunoresponse, but rather imbalances in the nervous system that adversely affect the lymphatic system.
Specifically, abnormal nerve tension as a result of subluxation at the eighth, ninth, and tenth thoracic vertebrae can cause adrenal glands to behave abnormally. As a result, the body tends to react hyperactively to simple environmental triggers.
Research shows that targeted spinal adjustment can restore proper nerve function, help the lymphatic system drain to improve immunoresponse, and improve the condition of allergy sufferers. By working with our chiropractic team, you can allow your body the greatest chance of resolving chronic allergies. Better nervous system function allows you to return to enjoying certain activities in life, like time outdoors and owning pets. See how we can become your chiropractors, and help you heal from allergies.