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Chiropractic Care & Allergies: What’s the Connection?

The sniffling. The sneezing, The watery eyes. Like it or not, allergies have gotten the best of you.

Rather than go your usual route of loading up on antihistamines and decongestants, you’ve heard that chiropractic care can help alleviate those allergies without all the extra medications and none of the extra side effects. Can it really be true?

What’s the connection between allergies and chiropractic care?

What Causes Allergies?

Allergic reactions occur when the body reacts to normally harmless substances, such as pollen, pet dander, or dust. Your body begins to ramp up productions of histamines, or natural substances that respond to allergens.

Internally, your body experiences an increase in inflammation, which causes all those unpleasant symptoms – coughing, sneezing, itching, even vomiting. So it isn’t so much the allergen itself that makes you miserable, but your body’s reaction to the presence of the allergen.

Can Chiropractic Care Really Help with Allergies?

Because histamine production is controlled by the nervous system, yes, chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms associated with allergies.

Misalignment of the vertebrae in your back can cause your body to send incorrect signals to your brain, which can impact the way your nervous system works. A chiropractic adjustment can help bring your body’s nervous system back into proper alignment, bringing down inflammation and regulating production of histamines.

Additionally, the nervous and immune systems are closely linked, and strengthening one can help strengthen the other. Stress and inflammation can quickly erode the immune system’s ability to deal with attacks, including those from overproduction of histamine. By bringing down inflammation with a chiropractic adjustment, your body can be brought into greater harmony and bring down your experience of allergic symptoms.

Compassionate Chiropractic Care in Frederick, MD

Dr. Sebastian Lipinski and his team are firmly committed to helping all patients live their best lives. For those with allergies, the frequent sneezing and coughing can limit enjoyment of life. With routine chiropractic care to help alleviate the symptoms of allergies, Dr. Lipinski can help you get your life back instead of forcing you inside from spring through fall each year. Schedule your appointment today!

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