It’s no surprise that chiropractic intervention can heal your neck, your back and lower lumber.  But what can your chiropractor do to help your allergies? It’s time to find out because April is here!  

Many become used to dealing with seasonal allergy pain – congestion, runny nose, irritated throat and itchy eyes.  Over the counter medications can offer some relief, but can mask chronic conditions. Allergy sufferers here in the midwest are confusing chest and throat discomfort with symptoms of COVID-19.  That dangerous assumption can send people straight to the Emergency Room, further exposing them unnecessarily.

What is an allergic reaction?

An allergic response is when your immune system activates against a substance that is usually considered harmless. Essentially, the allergic reaction is caused not by the substance itself but by your body’s interpretation the substance is poten­tially harmful.

What’s the connection with the central nervous system?

Your body must first get information, through the nervous system about the surrounding environment. If your nervous system is dysfunctional, then the information interpreted will be altered, and this makes you vulnerable to abnormal reactions like allergies.  

How can chiropractic intervention help?

Many chiropractic patients report a reduction of allergy symptoms when treated regularly for vertebral subluxations. Misalignment or dysfunctional movements of the vertebra can cause irritation in the spine, which then creates an abnormal signal received by the central nervous system.  When this signal occurs along the same pathway used for normal environmental messages, the body may not interpret the information correctly.  When this occurs, an allergic reaction can result.

Now that you understand more about how your body reacts to the environment, take the next step – a holistic approach to allergy management.  Call the Back Pain Clinic Belleville today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rob Fast.  With over 15 years in chiropractic care, chances are he’s seen other patients like you.  Call today for an extensive, personalized evaluation.