With the arrival of spring comes beautiful flowers, budding trees, and warmer weather – but for some it also means stuffy noses, watery eyes, and sneezing. Seasonal allergies affect nearly 40 million people in the United States each year throughout each of the seasons and can lead to migraines and headaches, asthmatic reactions, ear infections, and neck pain. When your neck is misaligned, it can create an imbalance in your nervous system, triggering and amplifying allergy symptoms. At Doyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture, Dr. Cody Doyle provides routine chiropractic care and acupuncture to help strengthen your immune system and reduce symptoms.
Connection Between Your Spine and Allergy Symptoms
Allergies are an immune system disorder. When your body senses a harmful substance, such as pet dander, pollen, or dust – your immune system kicks into overdrive to try and flush the toxins out. Research has shown that your immune system depends on clear and direct communication between your brain and spinal cord to function properly. However, if your spine is misaligned, it can cause a disruption in communication within your central nervous system, thus compromising your immune system and triggering allergic reactions.
Patients who may have never dealt with allergies before, may experience symptoms after a traumatic injury, such as an automobile accident, fall, or concussion. This is typically due to a misalignment or musculoskeletal stress pattern within the neck or upper back.
Signs and Symptoms
- Runny, stuffy, or itchy nose
- Watery or itchy eyes
- Chronic or acute congestion
- Post-nasal drip
- Sore throat
- Excess mucus
What Treatments Do You Provide for Allergies?
Treating the musculoskeletal stress patterns and/or spinal dysfunction with both chiropractic care and acupuncture can be beneficial for allergy symptoms. Before beginning treatment, Dr. Doyle will review your medical history, take the necessary x-rays, and perform a physical examination. This will help him better understand the exact cause of your allergic reaction and how best to treat you. Once a plan has been solidified, he will begin treatment. The extent of your treatment will depend on the severity of your issue.
- Chiropractic Care: During this treatment, Dr. Doyle will gently adjust your spine with manual and mechanical techniques. These spinal adjustments ease pressure on the neural structures. Doing so will help improve you immune system and ease allergy symptoms. Some people experience immediate relief from their allergic reactions once the adjustment has been made. For others, it may take a few adjustments before symptoms are alleviated.
- Acupuncture: When musculoskeletal dysfunction occurs in certain acupuncture points, increased sensitivity to some allergens can occur. With acupuncture, Dr. Doyle will treat these dysfunctions by inserting tiny, sterile stainless steel needles into the musculoskeletal system in strategic locations to reduce musculoskeletal stress patterns and restore healthy energy flow.
In addition to chiropractic care and acupuncture, Dr. Doyle may also recommend herbal supplements and a nutritional program to help you maintain results.
Tired of a Runny Nose and Watery Eyes?
There’s no need to dread a change in seasons – with routine chiropractic and acupuncture care, you can once again enjoy being outside all year long. Contact Doyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Doyle. We care for patients from North Fort Worth, including Trophy Club, Grapevine, Southlake, Argyle, Keller, NRH, and Justin.