It’s that time of year again. The weather is warming up, things are blooming, and your allergies are kicking! Well it doesn’t have to be that way. Many people in our office have experienced the allergy relieving effects of having their spine adjusted. Many other people are skeptical, and they ask, “how does having my spine adjusted help me with my allergies?”
Allergies and Chiropractic are like peanut butter and jelly… they work so well together.
Let me clarify, chiropractic care does not treat allergies or the immune system. Chiropractic removes interference to the nervous system which allows the body top function and fight off allergens naturally on it’s own. There is a difference.
A study published in 2004 showed amazing immune-boosting results for a group that started getting spinal adjustments.
In this particular study, 1,028 people had some form of allergies (the most common was atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma). X-Ray evidence and physical exams proved that 98% of these allergy patients had remarkably similar vertebral misalignments in their mid-back. Over 88% of the people with dermatitis who received consistent spinal adjustments showed massive improvement in skin itching and over 71% showed improvement in overall skin condition. Compare that to 0% improvement of the patients who did not receive adjustments.
This conclusion comes directly from the study:
We can state that a treatment that cannot fundamentally treat spinal problems will not fundamentally improve conditions such as atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, pollinosis, and allergic coryza.
So if you are “treating” your allergies with medications, my question to you is, how long will you have to take the medications? If the answer is forever, then the medication is not “treating” your allergies, it is only masking the symptoms.
Let us help you get to the cause of the problem with chiropractic care!
Has chiropractic helped you with your allergies? If so I’d love to hear more about it!