This Year, Consider Seeing Your Chiropractor
Spring is here, and while many are excited to enjoy the outdoors after a long, cold winter, it’s a different story for those with seasonal allergies. As winter fades and spring emerges, flowers and plants begin to bloom, and pollen starts to circulate. If you’re part of the over 25% of Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re likely no stranger to the various types of headaches that often come along with the itchy, watery eyes, runny nose and other irritating symptoms.
One of the most common types of headache triggered by allergies is the sinus headache. These headaches are often described as pain above and below the eyes, resembling the shape of a Zorro mask.
Many people immediately reach for allergy medication when they start to get a sinus headache caused by their allergies.
But did you know that seeing a chiropractor could also help reduce the pressure and pain of a sinus headache? In fact, while allergy medications provide only short-term relief, chiropractic care could help provide you with a more long-term solution.
Treating the Root Cause of Your Seasonal Allergies
At the root of seasonal allergies lies the immune system, which goes into overdrive due to the abundance of pollen in the air during spring. Those with allergies view pollen, ragweed, or grass as intruders, and their bodies dispatch histamine to their nose, throat, lungs, and eyes, causing the gunky build-up that leads to discomfort. While histamines are intended to remove harmful substances from the body, the allergy process can leave you feeling worse.
Chiropractic care can help by ensuring that the immune system communicates effectively with the rest of the body. Chiropractors can identify potential factors that may interfere with how your body functions and proper alignment can facilitate clearer communication pathways, which can help to balance out the immune system.
In addition to immune system support, chiropractic adjustments can also help control the histamine influx that occurs during allergy season. The body combats the surge of histamines by producing cortisol, a hormone that comes from the adrenal gland. If the nerves in the spine responsible for connecting the adrenal gland and the brain’s communication channels are out of alignment or blocked, it can disrupt cortisol production.
Chiropractors can offer more than just alignment and pain relief. They can provide lifestyle tips, nutritional advice, and other solutions that take all aspects of seasonal allergies into account, from daily stress to lack of sleep and more. While there are many products on the market that can help relieve runny noses, itchy eyes, and sneezing, they only offer temporary solutions. Chiropractic care provides a non-invasive, natural approach that can provide lasting relief.
If you typically suffer from seasonal allergies and sinus headaches, book an appointment with the Cianci Chiropractic team now to get ahead of your symptoms this year. Imagine how wonderful spring could be without your allergy symptoms!