Spring Allergies and Chiropractic Care

Accident & Injury Chiropractic Dr. Joel Vranna 0 Comments

Spring is in the air and along with that comes the itchy eyes, runny noses and sneezing. For many spring allergy sufferers the blooming plants can cause an irritating reaction. Hay fever (seasonal allergies) is a hypersensitivity reaction. (A reaction harmless for most people). This can cause skin reactions, puffy eyes, trouble breathing, sinus irritations and more.

What causes spring allergies?

Allergies are the response of your immune system to substances that it views as foreign. When your body views pollen, dander, and other allergens as harmful, it produces antibodies that result in the reaction. Your immune system triggers the release of chemicals called histamines when the antibodies attack the allergens.

What are symptoms of spring allergies?
Spring allergies are very common. Millions of Americans suffer. Symptoms include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, dark circles, sinus pain and more.

Can Chiropractic help with spring allergies?
Although Chiropractic care isn’t a “treatment” for allergies, the effects have been seen by many chiropractic patients. There are many benefits on the central nervous system from Chiropractic and when treating vertebral subluxations many allergy sufferers see an improvement in symptoms. Misalignment of your spine can cause allergic reactions.

Vertebral subluxations could be on of the causes for your hypersensitivity. If you suffer from allergies, you may see results from an adjustment if your allergies are caused by the subluxations in your body. Talk to your Chiropractor about treatment options. Your Chiropractor can also recommend lifestyle changes that can help your symptoms.

Sources: SouthEast Chiro

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