According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, forty percent of children and 30 percent of adults suffer from some kind of allergy, and the numbers are only going up. Allergies are one of the most common afflictions around the world and the rates are increasing due to factors in our modern environment. For the past century, our post-industrial-revolution atmosphere has been increasingly polluted with growing amounts of toxic chemicals that have direct and indirect effects on our health. From cars spewing pollution into the environment every time we get behind the wheel and hit the road to the various fertilizers that leach into the soil and air, there are more and more pollutants that are resulting in growing levels of allergies. Moreover, people in general are becoming more sensitive to common environmental allergens such as pollen, smoke, dander, dust, and pretty much anything else that can cause a histamine reaction. Read on to learn more about allergies and how chiropractic care can be part of taking control of your allergies.

Allergies Are Everywhere

So why exactly are allergies popping up left and right? There are many potential factors involved. Some people blame the rise in prevalence of allergies to the increased level of hygiene that has become normal in modern society. With so much emphasis on staying clean, humans nowadays may not be as acclimated to germs that may have helped train our immune systems to distinguish between harmless and harmful irritants. While allergies are extremely annoying- or even dangerous- to average people, they’re a boon to the healthcare industry, who make billions of dollars a year from the boom in allergies. If you’re looking for a more holistic and affordable treatment for allergies, along with many other chronic conditions, chiropractic care may be able to help.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Allergies work by triggering histamine reactions, which are what make you cough or sneeze when your body detects a toxic substance. Allergies function as overactive histamine reactions that activate when they don’t need to because the triggers are mostly harmless. While the source of the problem lies somewhat with your immune response system, there are other factors involved. Allergies could be caused by problems within your nervous system, which are the reactions that cause you to cough or sneeze when your body detects a toxic substance. When subluxations occur along thoracic vertebrae, your adrenal glands can act up, leading to hyperactivity in reactions to various environmental triggers. Chiropractic care can help to address these subluxations and treat allergic reactions.

Contact Us Today

Dealing with allergies can be a challenge, but chiropractic treatment at Coastal Chiropractic can help adjust your body to have a balanced response to environmental triggers. Our expert chiropractors use non-invasive procedures to ensure continued overall wellness along with helping you deal with your allergies, which results in general holistic wellness and a more balanced lifestyle. Call Coastal Chiropractic to learn more about chiropractic care for your allergies and more today.