The answer is YES! When most people start to sneeze or get watery eyes, the first thought is often to pop an antihistamine pill. But did you know that chiropractic adjustments can help you overcome your allergy problems? Most people only associate chiropractors with back pain, neck pain, or headaches, but chiropractors can also help the body achieve optimum health by ensuring the spine is correctly alligned. By releasing stress on the nervous system caused by a misalignment, chiropractic care permits the immune system to function more effectively...something all allergy sufferers need!
A study from the University of California found that signals from the nervous system may influence the function of the immune system. Our immune system is there to fight against viruses and infection, to help keep the body performing at its peak, and also to help dispel foreign contaminants that enter the body. When our body displays signs of allergies, it's because it detects the presence of a foreign object such as dust, mites, pollen, etc. and it produces chemicals to neutralize and expel the allergens. These chemicals are known as histamines. In the case of allergies, the immune system overreacts to the prescense of the allergens in the body.
Most traditional treatments for allergies, such as antihistamines, only deal with managing the symptoms and do not eliminate the cause. As with all medidications, the safety of these drugs are under debate and studies in rats have shown that the long-term use of antihistamines may cause cancer.
Our chiropractor at Back In Line Chiropracic Spine and Injury can gently help to remove the interference or the cause, resulting in an immune system that is better able to function and perform at it's peak.
Spinal health is as beneficial to the body as is good nutrition. Our chiropractic can help the body achieve optimal health and improve your quality of life. If you, or a family member, suffer from allergies call our office at 770-505-5665 today.