Can a chiropractor help with allergy symptom treatment?
Allergies are a chronic health problem for millions of people around the world. Without a consistent treatment plan, this chronic condition erodes quality of life and strains your body year after year. Fortunately, medication is not the only way to treat seasonal and other allergies. Chiropractic care can help you boost your immune system, manage allergy symptoms and strengthen the respiratory system to withstand attacks. Dr. Elizabeth Baker at Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, Tennessee is ready to improve your overall wellbeing by developing a comprehensive plan for short-term relief and management of long-term health challenges.
The body and self-healing
The human body is an extraordinary machine with a demonstrated ability to heal itself. Think about the gradual healing of cuts and bruises, your ability to strengthen your body through exercise and the mending of a broken bone. Picture the same types of healing and strengthening processes occurring inside your body in the areas seasonal allergies tend to weaken. A chiropractor helps your body fight allergies through a non-invasive, drug-free treatment methods that promote overall wellbeing and will bring additional health benefits.
How does it work?
According to Palmer College, the world's first and largest chiropractic college, a comprehensive allergy treatment plan relies on the connection between the central nervous system and your built-in immune system. A chiropractor works to further open messaging channels in the spine, allowing your body's defense systems to work more efficiently.
For example, a small ache in your neck may extend beyond a nuisance on bad days to an allergy amplifier. A neck or spine misalignment has the ability to disrupt your brain's signals to the remainder of the body. Consequently, your immune system may operate at less than peak performance, making your allergy symptoms more severe in both a short-term attack and over the long term.
Similarly, proper spinal alignment can help regulate your body's cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone, and the most prominent one. When all is operating as it should, it fights inflammation, helps maintain energy levels for response to stress and helps control histamine levels. Allergy sufferers often have less cortisol production in the adrenal glands and increased symptoms. Spinal adjustments for proper alignment can help keep cortisol levels optimal, negating the impact of allergies.
There is no reason to suffer through another season in a cloud of medication. To find out more about how regular care with a licensed chiropractor can help you fight allergy attacks, contact the Maryland Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood at (615) 309-8279.