Allergies are the result of an exaggerated response by the immune system to substances that it recognizes as foreign. In allergic persons, the immune system produces a specific antibody known as immunoglobulin E (IgE) in response to pollen, pet dander, foods, dust, and other matters which then produces the symptoms of an allergic reaction (itchy watery eyes and congestion.) Of course, there are medications to help control the allergic response and provide relief from symptoms. There are even medications that will be life-saving in the event of severe allergic reactions. However, in addition to treating symptoms, there are other steps which can be taken to boost the immune system and lessen allergic reactions.
The strength of both the immune and respiratory systems depends largely on proper communication between the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions properly. When there are interruptions in this communication such as a tiny mis-alignment of the small joints of the neck, especially in the upper part where C1-3 exit, immunity may be compromised. This upper cervical joint irritation can exaggerate or even produce allergic and asthmatic symptoms. Through manipulation of the joints and sinus cavity through traditional chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor can help restore alignment and open the necessary pathways of communication between the brain and spine.
In addition to promoting a stronger immune system, adjustments may also help regulate the rush of histamine and amount of cortisol produced during high allergy season. The majority of allergies involve release of inflammatory producing substances such as histamine. Adequate production of cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the adrenal gland is necessary to combat this. Understandably, many allergy sufferers are also found to have weak adrenal gland function. What many do not realize is that the adrenal gland is fed directly by the T9 spinal level nerve root, meaning once again, that spinal misalignments can greatly impact allergic reactions. By adjusting the T-9 Vertebra, a chiropractor can help allergy sufferers find relief and lessen reliance on anti-histamines.
If you have been experiencing headaches and allergy sinus pain, please stop in for our special Allergy Adjustment and Oxygen Treatment. Dr. Temple will realign your cervical vertebrae and the oxygen treatment will flush your system with pure 98% O2. You will walk out clear headed, energized, and feeling great!
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