When spring rolls around many people get excited over the thought of warmer weather and longer days. However, those who suffer from allergies mainly dread the thought of runny noses and itchy eyes. They never stop to smell the roses because the consequences would be unbearable for them.
When people are super sensitive to pollen and other environmental factors, it can cause a number of irritating symptoms that affect their daily lives. Some of the most common reactions people experience are difficulty breathing, red or puffy eyes, full sinuses and skin reactions. In order to correct these problems, many will resort to harmful medications to find relief. It is important to note that medications are not the only way to get relief from these symptoms.
What Causes Allergic Reactions?
When your immune system recognizes harmful substances in the body, it will remove them accordingly because they are threatening to your health. If your immune system mistakes something as being harmful, it will try to remove the substance by sneezing, coughing, vomiting or swelling. This allergic response is caused by the body’s interpretation of the substance and not actually the substance itself.
How Chiropractic Can Help
A lot of general chiropractic care revolves around adjusting the nervous system and treating vertebral subluxations. This is why many people who suffer from allergies report a reduction of symptoms after visiting with a chiropractor on a regular basis. If there are misalignments present in the vertebrae, it can cause a focal irritation in the spine and create an abnormal signal in the nervous system. When these abnormal signals occur, the body will not interpret environmental messages correctly. It is because of this an allergic reaction will result.
Along with spinal adjustments, chiropractors will typically offer helpful lifestyle and nutritional advice to patients based on the specific needs that they might have. For people with allergies, certain foods and environmental factors may improve or make their symptoms worse. It is because of this a chiropractor can help you recognize the lifestyle you lead and recommend dietary changes that may improve allergies and overall health.
If you are among the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, make an appointment with your chiropractor to go over your options. With the warmer weather approaching, it is important to be proactive about your symptoms.
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