How Chiropractic Care Can Help Allergies

Most people know that chiropractic care can help with a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to tension headaches, repetitive strain, and more. But did you know that your chiropractor at Lancaster Chiropractic Life Center can also use the many tools that fall under the practice of chiropractic care to help with allergy relief?


What Causes Allergies?

In recent years, we have a better understanding of the mechanisms that trigger allergies. Allergies are caused by the body reacting to a substance that the immune system has targeted as a particular threat to your health. While an allergen may be an irritant or otherwise harmful, often the reaction of the allergen is outsized.

When the body has recognized a potentially harmful invader, the inflammation response is triggered. It is in this way that the body attempts to isolate and get rid of the offending substance from the body. Unfortunately, for those suffering from allergies, the inflammatory response can in itself be a problem.

For those suffering from allergies, misalignments of the spine are common. Misalignments of the spine or the overall musculoskeletal system can disrupt the communication signals between the body and the nervous system, which can cause the immune system to intensify the allergic reaction. Common symptoms that are brought forth due to this problem are watery or itchy eyes, swollen face, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps, coughing, itchy nose, rashes, and hives. 

Ongoing Chiropractic Care for Allergy Maintenance

Your chiropractor at the Lancaster Chiropractic Life Center can reduce the symptoms of allergies in many cases by properly aligning the spine. Aligning this area of the body can help return the proper communication signals the nervous system and body need to function so that the immune system can work efficiently and the allergy symptoms do not keep recurring.

What’s more, with nutritional counseling, we can help provide the body with the nutrients it needs to maintain a strong immune system that does not need to overreact to a possible threat. Regular exercise can also bolster the immune system, improve energy levels, and help flush the body of substances that can trigger an inflammatory response.

Call Us. We Can Help!

If you suffer from allergies, there is hope for relief through non-invasive, gentle, and effective chiropractic care. Here at the Lancaster Chiropractic Life Center in Lancaster, our chiropractor has the tools and expertise to bring your allergic reactions under control. Get in touch with us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Our number is 717-394-2444.

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