Bottom Line: For many people, the start of spring brings thoughts of blooming flowers and more time spent outdoors. For others, the first thought is whether or not they have enough tissues for their runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing fits. Seasonal allergies in the spring can put a serious damper on your mood and ability to get outside and seize the day. Staying active with exercise and avoiding foods that make your allergies worse are a few great ways to feel more like yourself this spring. But, did you know emerging research hints that getting adjusted may also be a secret weapon in your fight against allergies?
Why it Matters: Allergies and allergic reactions are regulated by your nervous system. When your nervous system is stressed; it is more likely to overreact to its environment. The result? You guessed it…worsening allergies. Your nervous system has a close connection with your spine. In fact, emerging research has found a relationship between spinal misalignments and allergies. When these spinal misalignments were corrected, many patients in the study had a reduction of their allergies! We have heard from quite a few of our patients that their allergies improved after starting to receive chiropractic care. Have you experienced any improvement yet?
- Researchers have found misalignments of the bones in the mid-back correlate with allergies
- Medications such as corticosteroids and antihistamines can worsen allergies long-term
- Many people report improvement in their allergies after getting adjusted
Next Steps: If you suffer from worsening allergies every spring, getting adjusted may help improve your quality of life. Medications often end up triggering a host of aggravating side-effects, making them difficult, if not impossible to take. So stay well naturally! If you have been under chiropractic care and have experienced an improvement in your allergies- let us know. We would love to hear your story today.