The summer months are here and while most may enjoy the warmer weather there are some who suffer from seasonal allergies during this time of the year. There are many people who have a sensitivity to pollen from the grass and trees that bloom during the summer months. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies have symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery or itchy eyes and scratchy throats. None of which make being outdoors in the summer months a fun time!
A common way for people to help combat their symptoms of seasonal allergies is by taking over-the-counter medication which only works as a short-term fix. While these medications can be beneficial in finding relief, they can’t actually heal the body or build up the body’s immune system. That’s where chiropractic treatment can help!
The Body’s Response to Seasonal Allergies
Allergies are often triggered by pollen carried by the wind from grass, trees and mold. Allergic reactions are a response of the immune system to a normally harmless substance which results in sneezing, runny nose and itchy or watery eyes. Normally the immune system defends the body against foreign substances but in susceptible people, it can overreact when exposed to certain allergens in the environment. When this happens it can cause swelling or inflammation in the body’s tissues which is why sneezing and nasal congestion can be very common for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
Spinal adjustments while useful for back and neck pain can also help your spine and nervous system work better with your immune system. Chiropractic care is designed to relieve stress, pain and misalignment of the spine which helps improve function and can boost the immune system. When the immune system recognizes and removes harmful substances from the body, it goes into protection mode, and it tries to remove the substance which is why people suffer with so many symptoms.
A spinal adjustment can bring balance to the nervous system and improve the immune system allowing the body to remain healthy and to function properly. Nerves trigger allergic reactions and require a properly aligned spine to communicate accurately and efficiently. A spinal adjustment can help realign the spine, opening pathways of communication between the spine and the brain which allows the body to heal itself. The brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves are all part of the nervous system, and a spinal adjustment can help your nervous system function better.
Chiropractic care promotes whole body wellness. A whole body treatment plan includes ways to exercise, find stress relief and proper nutrition – all of which can help in getting rid of seasonal allergies! If you are interested in chiropractic care for your seasonal allergies or if you are interested in what other types of services we offer, please contact North County Pain Relief at (314) 731-4201. We look forward to working with you and helping you in finding relief during the summer months!