How Spinal Health Improves Pollen Allergies

After a long winter, it’s only natural that we look forward to spring’s warmer temperatures, sunny days, and the beautiful scenery that begins to bud and blossom. But if you suffer from allergies, spring is very much a double-edged sword. You long to be outside - and you often “pay” for it with itchy, red, watery eyes, a runny nose, and other uncomfortable symptoms. What can you do? The answer may surprise you: chiropractic care.

 

What Is an Allergic Reaction?

The human body is a marvel: those watery eyes and runny noses, for example, help flush foreign particles from the body. It’s a natural, healthy response from our immune system. When you have allergies, though, you are hypersensitive. Essentially, your body overreacts to substances that are not harmful for most others.

Your immune system starts sending out mast cells, which have receptors that can recognize harmful substances. When they identify things like pollen as a threat, they release histamines. This prompts your body to react so it can remove the harmful substance. Sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and tears all commence.

The Secret Is Spinal Manipulation

Chiropractic care professionals use spinal manipulation in order to align the vertebrae. What does this have to do with allergies? Well, proper alignment is important because it allows the central nervous system to function optimally; the alveoli in the lungs are then able to take in sufficient air.

If your spine is misaligned or your vertebrae do not move properly, it causes irritation. Your central nervous system receives a message that something’s wrong. Now, this signal moves along the same “pathway” by which your body sends and receives messages on your environment. Sometimes, it gets it wrong! It can misinterpret information and trigger an allergic reaction.

There is a direct link between your nervous and immune systems; your chiropractic care professional removes nerve interference, which allows your immune system to function to the best of its capability. Stronger immune system, fewer allergy symptoms!

Gentle Care for Your Body

Chiropractic care ensures that your body functions as effectively and efficiently as possible; many people report a significant reduction in their allergy symptoms. It is also noninvasive and involves no medication. Many people try to combat allergies with OTC or doctor-prescribed drugs that can have side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, blurry vision, dry throat, and nose, etc. They trade one set of symptoms for another!

This spring and summer, stop and smell the roses - without tearing up or sneezing! While chiropractic care is not a panacea for allergies, it can help your immune system and central nervous system work more effectively and relieve symptoms. Visit the Kordonowy Chiropractic Center team to explore this great option.