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  • Writer's pictureDr. Susan Knight-Nanni

Can Chiropractic Help with Seasonal Allergies?

New seasons mean new allergies. Sadly, standard medication will control your watery eyes, runny nose and constant sneezing, but won’t solve the underlying issues. Moreover, you cannot stay indoors all season to avoid contact with your allergens. The good news is, chiropractic care may be the solution you’ve been hoping for.

What Causes Allergies?

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that “more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year.” But what exactly causes these allergies?

According to Medical News Today, “allergies are hypersensitive responses from the immune system to substances that either enter or come into contact with the body…If a person is allergic to a substance, such as pollen, their immune system reacts to the substance as if it was foreign and harmful, and tries to destroy it.”

As allergens such as plant pollen, dust, grass, weed and pet dander are in actuality harmless, your body’s hypersensitive response is in fact inappropriate.

How Does Chiropractic Care Help?

1. Chiropractic Care Boosts Nervous System Health

Spinal subluxations disrupt proper communication across your nervous system, triggering inappropriate responses to harmless substances. By realigning your spine and restoring proper communication, allergic reactions can be minimized.

2. Strengthens Adrenal Gland Function

Histamine is a chemical substance released by your cells during allergic reactions and is responsible for many allergy symptoms. To combat the inflammation and allergy symptoms caused by histamine, cortisol (which is an anti-inflammatory hormone) needs to be produced.

Cortisol is produced within the adrenal gland, which communicates with your T9 (ninth thoracic) vertebra through nerves. Any spinal misalignment can therefore compromise the ability of your adrenal gland to produce cortisol to regulate the impact of histamine. Chiropractic care is therefore essential to ensuring that nerves are functioning at optimum levels.

3. Promotes Lifestyle Changes

Your environment plays a significant role in seasonal allergies. As holistic practitioners, chiropractors can advise you on lifestyle changes which can help relieve the allergy symptoms you are facing. In combination with regular chiropractic care, lifestyle changes can drastically transform the way your body reacts to allergens.

Seasonal allergies are frustrating, inconvenient, and financially taxing. Thankfully, there are solutions to treating your allergies. Book your Chiropractic appointment in Spring Hill or Brentwood today, and let us guide you on your journey to finding relief.

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