Spring is here! That means flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and many people are starting to struggle with their allergies. Those with allergies know how awful they can be. That’s why allergy relief is so important. Chiropractic can actually help with allergy relief. But, how can chiropractic help with allergies? And what really are allergies anyway? Well, the Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont has the answers to these questions!
What Exactly are Allergies?
Your immune system is an incredibly important component of your body and helps us survive every day. Unfortunately, it is not without fault. When correctly functioning, your immune system will identify and remove harmful substances from your body. That’s how we fight off bad bacteria and viruses. When you have an allergy, your body recognizes something that is common, and typically not harmful, and decides it is a harmful substance. So, your body has identified some things as dangerous, when a number of these actually aren’t. However, since your body doesn’t know that, it goes on full protection mode.
Once your body finds an allergen, it wants to do everything in its power to remove it. And that’s where allergy symptoms come into play. Your body thinks that activating these symptoms is saving your life.
Symptoms of allergies include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Itchy Eyes
- Hives or skin rash
Some allergies can actually threaten your life, as they’ll cause anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is an allergic reaction in over-drive which causes the tongue and throat to swell, which blocks off available airways. An anaphylactic reaction stops your ability to breathe.
How Can Chiropractic Help With Allergies?
Your spine connects with many parts of your body through your nervous system. The nervous system controls the immune system, so if your nervous system isn’t working properly then your immune system also won’t be working properly. When your spine isn’t properly aligned, it makes it difficult for your nervous system to function the way it should and may lead to over-reaction of the immune response. Chiropractic can adjust your spine to make everything run smoothly, which will help your immune system correctly work. On top of helping the nervous system itself, chiropractors can help you make lifestyle and dietary changes that will help prevent allergies.
Allergies are a symptom of your immune system reacting to a stimulus that isn’t actually harmful. Chiropractic can help with allergies by adjusting the spine to support the nervous system balance and in turn, the immune system. In addition, chiropractors can help adjust a client’s lifestyle and diet to avoid any allergens.
If you’re interested in seeing a chiropractor or even in a chiropractic adjustment visit us at one of our offices, in Erie or in Longmont. The Chiropractic Center of Erie and Chiropractic Center of Longmont treat the body holistically with our award-winning treatment process, in fact, we have been voted “Best of the West” eleven times and our aim is to help your body achieve and maintain optimal performance.
We specialize in treating patients suffering from spinal pain and many other maladies and have helped several patients find relief without the need for surgery. If you’d like to learn more about chiropractic care in Longmont or Erie or have questions about what to expect during your first chiropractor visit in Erie or Longmont, call our offices today at 303-828-3000 or 303-772-1950!