By Dr. Jessica Koelker-Davis
Crisp Air, Pumpkin Spice, Cozy Sweaters, and Sneezing? Fall is just around the corner, are you prepared to combat seasonal allergies?
We are right in the middle of the ragweed bloom in North Alabama. Ragweed is the number one fall allergen, almost 30% of the population is allergic. The cool nights and warm days are the perfect environment for ragweed to bloom.
Mold is the second most common fall allergy, thanks to those soggy leaf piles. Your sweater weather season doesn’t have to be ruined by seasonal allergies, chiropractic can help!
When an allergic reaction is initiated, the body activates special immune cells called mast cells. Mast cells hold receptors that recognize substances considered either harmful or helpful to the body. When the intruder aka pollen enters the body, the mast cells release histamines. Histamine triggers the body to react, which then attempts to rid these harmful substances by sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.
Chiropractic adjustments restore communication through the nervous system which then allows the immune system to work more efficiently. The immune and respiratory systems depend on constant communication between the brain and the spinal cord to control their functions. If there is an interruption in the communication system such as misalignment, the immune system may become compromised.
Misalignments in the spine can disrupt how the brain communicates with the rest of the body. Once you are realigned, the body starts communicating more efficiently and the healing begins.
Chiropractic adjustments do not treat allergies. The adjustments eliminate interference to the nervous system to allow the body to function properly and fight off allergens. Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to strengthen your immune system.