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When considering allergy treatment, chiropractic care does not usually come to mind right away because chiropractic care is more commonly associated with treatment of musculoskeletal disorders like back and neck pain, headaches, and sciatica. Our patients who suffer from allergies, however, have found relief without the use of side effect-inducing allergy pills and nose sprays used daily. A natural health care method used to promote total body wellness and help patients to achieve optimal health, chiropractic care provides patients with relief from allergies and allergy symptoms as a byproduct of overall improved health.
A part of the wide range of health benefits you will enjoy as a result of our comprehensive chiropractic services including chiropractic adjustments and nutritional counseling, our Mission Valley and San Diego, CA patients are often surprised to learn that our chiropractor, Dr. Nicholas DiSabatino, can provide much needed allergy relief without the use of daily medications, nose sprays, or allergy shots.
Allergies are caused by allergens, which can be almost anything including pollen, pet dander, mold, food, medicine, chemicals, dust, or bacteria. Allergy symptoms occur when an allergen enters the body and the immune system attacks the allergen after recognizing the substance as foreign. The body produces a chemical called histamine to destroy allergens. This chemical causes symptoms like inflammation, runny nose, itching, burning, redness, watery eyes, and rashes associated with allergies. The body's production of histamine is due to a virtual malfunction of the immune system, an overreaction to otherwise harmless substances.
The immune system's function often becomes hindered by subluxations of the spine (misaligned vertebrae) which pinch nerves, cut off circulation, and cause muscle tension and inflammation. Spinal subluxations occur as a result of physical, mental, emotional, and environmental stress on the body. These blockages along an improperly aligned spine obstruct the nervous system, the pathway by which the brain communicates with the rest of the body. As a result, all of the body's various systems, organs, and even cellular parts function on a lower level, affecting a person's overall health, wellness, and ability to heal and fight disease. In addition, misalignments of the vertebrae in the upper (cervical) spine directly affect the body's sinuses.
During a chiropractic adjustment, our chiropractor uses various techniques to gently manipulate the spine, moving each individual vertebrae back into place to restore the natural, proper alignment of the spine. With regular chiropractic adjustments, the spine will maintain proper alignment promoting circulation, reducing muscle tension, and allowing the brain to command the body to carry out its multitude of functions, including the function of the immune system.
During an initial consultation with Dr. DiSabatino, it is important to mention any and all of your health concerns and symptoms you experience because, like allergy treatment, you never know how you might be surprised by the many diverse benefits of chiropractic care. Please contact our office today at 619-322-4626 to schedule an appointment.