Natural Treatment for Allergies
With more than 50 million cases each year, allergies are a leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. Often dismissed as nothing more than a runny nose, allergies can be a debilitating and even fatal condition.
Despite the increasing rate of allergy diagnoses, conventional medical practitioners continue to neglect root cause treatment in favor of never-ending symptom management.
What are Allergies?
The term ‘allergy’ is an umbrella description for a wide range of irregular immune system responses. The immune system produces these responses when it misidentifies foreign substances as harmful pathogens.
Normally, the immune system is capable of making a distinction between harmless pollen and dangerous foreign substances. When you have an allergy, the immune system loses this ability for certain substances, known as allergens.
If you develop allergies during childhood, there is a chance you might outgrow them. Alternatively, some allergenic responses get worse with each exposure. While everyone experiences allergies differently, most allergenic responses are triggered by one or more of the following causes:
- Stinging insects (e.g. bees and wasps)
- Medication (e.g. morphine and aspirin)
- Food products (e.g. nuts and shellfish)
- Plants and/or spores (e.g. tree pollen and mold spores)
- Metals and/or synthetics (e.g. nickel and latex)
The most common symptoms of an allergic reaction are:
- Runny nose
In severe cases, allergies can lead to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening reaction that causes nausea, vomiting, and labored breathing. If you or someone you know enters anaphylaxis, it should be treated as a medical emergency.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Allergies
As outlined above, allergic reactions are linked to abnormal responses in the immune system. Located in the neck, the upper cervical spine is an extension of the central nervous system (CNS), the control center for your body’s immune responses.
By correcting misalignments in the upper cervical spine, we aim to improve blood flow, alleviate tension, and restore the flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the spinal cord and CNS. In many cases, this adjustment process can remedy abnormal responses in the immune system and reactivate the body’s natural healing processes, thereby alleviating or even eliminating allergy episodes.
How Our Allergies Treatment Works
Before we can even begin treating allergies, we must first identify whether a patient is suffering from a misalignment in the upper cervical spine. To detect a misalignment, we employ a range of non-invasive objective chiropractic tests. If these tests uncover a misalignment, we will then use a Cone Beam CT (CBCT) scan to clarify the angle and orientation of the misaligned vertebra.
During the subsequent adjustment process, our doctor will use precise and gentle techniques to correct the misalignment and restore the spine to its natural position. This means you’ll never have to worry about your chiropractor cracking, pushing, or twisting on your neck and upper spine.
We understand how prevalent allergies are across the U.S. That’s why we offer allergy treatment in Las Vegas, Clark County, and a number of surrounding states, including Utah, Arizona, and California.