Chiropractic and Allergies
The strength of both the immune and respiratory systems depends mainly on appropriate communication between the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions properly. Resistance could be endangered when there are interruptions in this communication including misalignments of the neck. Irritation of the upper cervical joint can exaggerate and sometimes even generate allergic and asthmatic symptoms. Through manipulation of the joints and soft tissue either through spinal decompression or conventional chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor might help open the necessary pathways of communication involving the mind and spine and restore the alignment.
Adjustments may also help regulate the rush of histamine and amount of cortisol produced during high allergy season as well as boosting a more powerful immune system. Many allergies entail release of inflammatory generating materials such as histamine. Sufficient production of cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone created by the adrenal gland is critical to battle this. What many don't recognize is that the T9 spinal level nerve root feeds directly the adrenal gland, meaning once again, that spinal misalignments can substantially influence allergic reactions.
Along with spinal adjustments, chiropractors typically present helpful nutritional and lifestyle advice to patients according to their unique needs. Chiropractic is a holistic approach to bodily functions at a greater level when all facets of well-being are taken into account, including physical, nutritional, and environmental. For allergy sufferers, their symptoms may enhance or worsen with environmental or food factors. A chiropractor will assist the individual to ascertain dietary and lifestyle changes that may serve to lessen allergy symptoms and improve overall comfort and wellness. There are specialized treatments available for severe food allergies and Dr. Meraz can refer you to the closest specialist.
There could be a solution to greatly help minimize your symptoms if you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from a broad range of allergies. A chiropractor might help identify any underlying neck or back misalignments that might be compromising your own immune system. Moreover, they can let you determine best practices and eating habits to simply help keep allergy symptoms at bay.