When you think about chiropractic care, the first thing that comes to mind is relief from back or neck pain.
However, researchers have lately begun to explore the complexities of the spine and its effects on the Central Nervous System (CNS). There is evidence to believe that chiropractic care may be able to treat symptoms of allergies. Let’s delve deeper into the issue:
How Are Allergies Caused?
The function of your body’s immune system is to fight off diseases and infection, help you cope better with stress and make sure that your overall health remains intact.
Your immune system also deals with foreign invasions, such as those of dust mites, pollen and mold, and tackles them before they can have any of the harmful effects.
However, when the immune system is not in charge, your body becomes vulnerable to overreaction or hypersensitivity—allergies. Events, such as bee stings or dust exposure, lead to skin reactions, irritations and breathing difficulties.
What Goes on Inside the Body?
The allergic reaction starts when your body reacts to the allergens and produces an abnormal amount of neutralizing agents. Your body releases immune cells, known as mast cells. On the outside of their membranes, they contain receptors that identify whether a substance is harmful or useful for the body. When any of the dangerous substances are detected, the mist cells release an organic nitrogenous compound, called Histamine. This compound prompts the body to remove harmful allergens by coughing, sneezing and so on.
Can Chiropractic Help Treat Allergies
According to a 2004 study published in The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, it was found that there is a clear connection between vertebral deformities and diseases caused by allergies.
The results of the study proved that misalignment in the vertebral areas, like thoracic spine, were present in a whopping 98% of the patients having allergic reactions. Patients mostly exhibited symptoms of two types of allergic diseases, atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma. These diseases were directly corresponding to what chiropractors would call subluxation (flexed vertebra).
The above study makes chiropractic care a relevant phenomenon when it comes to treating allergies. Since chiropractic care means rectifying the dysfunctions or misalignment of the spine, it has proven to be instrumental in dealing with allergic reactions. However, more scientific research is required to look into the complexities of the spine and the effect that chiropractic care may have on patients with allergies
Dr. Martin, the clinical director at Louisville Chiropractic, is a respectable member of the Academy of Chiropractic. Using proven techniques and scientific methodology, he deals with all aspects of the spine. Click here to contact us.