Winter is seemingly giving way to spring and while the flowers and buds are brightening up our landscapes, the seasonal allergies that often accompany these beauties can really get you down. Whether you’re someone who gets a few sniffles and some sneezing or you are knocked out cold with every terrible allergy symptom known to exist, it can make spring pretty unbearable.

There is no shortage of allergy medications on the market, but they come with their own issues. The majority of them cause drowsiness and other unpleasant side effects, leaving you barely able to function. Those that are made from a “non drowsy” formula sound great, but if you have certain health conditions, like high blood pressure, these won’t work for you and could actually be harmful for existing conditions.  This leaves you stuck either taking the ones that make you sleepy or stumbling through the spring in a haze without medication.

That’s no way to live.

For starters, let’s break down what allergies even are.  When your immune system produces histamines in response to an allergen that you encounter, the physiological reaction that you experience is broadly referred to as allergies. The allergens may be simple substances that normally do not affect people, but when your body is out of balance, it can cause a variety of problems.

These problems resulting from allergies, especially the springtime variety, can include the following:

  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes
  • Coughing or scratchy throat
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Swelling
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue

Chiropractic treatments have been found to be very effective for relieving allergy symptoms and even stopping allergies at their source. It reduces the severity of allergy symptoms as well as the frequency of occurrence. It does not work like allergy medications which have an antihistamine effect and only work as a short term fix for your allergy symptoms.  Preparing your body for spring irritants can keep you healthy and ready for what’s coming!  

Chiropractic treatments can help your body become more balanced so that it is better equipped for combating allergies at the source. When your spine is not aligned it can impact your nervous system leading to a variety of problems, to include allergies. Your immune system can be affected, causing it to malfunction at a time when you need it most.

Chiropractic care can help relieve the stress on your nervous system by aligning your spine. This takes the pressure off of nerves, allowing your immune system to function at a more optimal level. This makes it easier for your body to ward off infections while recognizing allergens as harmless and temporary.

When your immune system encounters allergens it doesn’t overreact to them. Instead, the reaction is much more subdued, or even nonexistent. Chiropractic care and treatment has also been found to help asthma patients breathe easier. Symptoms are milder if they even surface at all. 

The chiropractic care you receive at Momentum is more than just spinal manipulation, though. It promotes whole body wellness. Patients are taught exercise, stress relief, and nutrition so that the entire system is treated. The whole body treatment plan for chiropractic patients will help you be allergy free in a short time.

It is important to follow your chiropractic plan thoroughly and consistently. Get plenty of rest and take time to relax and recover, especially if there are stressors in your life. The more you can take care of yourself, the healthier you will be overall. Chiropractic care is an excellent asset to your whole body, mind, and spirit. Get in touch with us today!