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How Chiropractic Can Help with Seasonal Allergies

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Are itchy eyes, congestion, and coughing from spring allergies keeping you in the house when you’d rather be outside? Do over-the-counter allergy medications make you feel disconnected? 

Have you ever wondered if chiropractic care can help your allergies?

Chiropractic care provides a natural, non-pharmaceutical method of treating your allergies that won’t leave you feeling disconnected or shaky, like some antihistamines. If you’ve never considered chiropractic care, you might be thinking it’s only for back pain. You might be surprised to hear what it can do for the rest of your body!

The nerves that run through the spinal column help regulate every part of your body. When your spine is misaligned, important nerve functions can be interrupted. Returning your spine to optimal health benefits your entire body and supports your immune system. 

Here are three ways chiropractic can help with seasonal allergies:  

Boosting Your Immune System

A misalignment of the spine can compress and injure your nerves, stressing your nervous system and inhibiting the communication between your nervous system and brain. A stressed or injured nervous system can’t fight off the effects of mold and other allergens as efficiently as it’s designed to. Chiropractic adjustments boost your body’s own healing abilities by helping regain its natural function. 

Reducing Stress

Your adrenal glands, which are part of the endocrine system, produce hormones that help regulate chemical processes in the body and respond to stress. Critical functions like respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure are dependent on the adrenal gland to function properly. The adrenal gland depends on the nerves in the spinal cord to help regulate its production of hormones. 

When your spinal cord is misaligned, your adrenal glands suffer and can’t properly regulate your stress response. Chiropractic care adjusts your spinal alignment to create the optimal environment for your adrenal function to respond to stress.

Supporting Your Respiratory System

Allergic reactions can cause inflammation in your airways and other respiratory symptoms. Over time, they can reduce your lung function. Lung and other respiratory functions are affected by the thoracic nerves. A misalignment affecting the thoracic nerves can affect how your lungs expand and contract. Chiropractic adjustments can adjust misalignments that impede the thoracic nerves and can improve blood flow to your respiratory system, helping you breathe easier. 

Instead of wondering what chiropractic can do for allergies, it might be time to ask, “is there a chiropractor near me?” 

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At your initial appointment, you’ll receive a thorough examination and surface EMG to find where your main areas of stress are.

Dr. Thatcher uses non-invasive techniques to give you gentle, safe, and effective care to relieve your allergies and have you breathing easily once again.

To make an appointment, call us at 734-663-2300 or fill out our contact form.