The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America recently completed a study that found allergic conditions to be the most common health issue affecting children in the United States. The report states that nasal allergies alone affect approximately 50 million people in the US (30% of adults and 40% of children); making nasal allergies the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the country. The report continues to state that there is no cure for allergies, but rather only preventative measures that can be taken. With the nervous system controlling and coordinating every function of the body, principled chiropractic care has proven to help prevent and overcome allergies.
A recent study was conducted on a group of 57 people who suffered from Crohn’s disease and common allergies. The subjects were divided into two groups: one group received chiropractic adjustments, while the control group received none. This study concluded with: “According to the results of this study the possibility may be considered that chronic nerve compression secondary to vertebral subluxation in the thoracic and lumbar regions had a significant effect on the immune function of these allergy and Crohn’s disease patients. It is further postulated that this nerve compression leads to a chronic functional disorder having a significant effect on digestion, absorption of nutrients and liquids, conveyance of food as well as various other functions of the digestive tract extending to excretion.”
Another case study was reported on a 27 year old man with chronic sinusitis, headaches, nervousness, and insomnia. His examination revealed an atlas (C1- the first vertebra of the cervical spine) subluxation. The patient received upper cervical adjustments over a period of 3 months. Progress of the upper cervical subluxation was demonstrated using pre and post x-ray views, spinal thermography, and pelvic leg length equality examinations. The patient reported a 50% reduction in frequency and intensity of all symptoms at 3 weeks and at 3 months reported he had been symptom free for 4 consecutive weeks.
The human body is an amazing, self-sustaining organism that has an immune system built-in to keep itself safe. So, why do some people have allergies to certain things and others do not? The brain and nervous system control and coordinate every function in the body, including the immune system. If one or more bones in the neck or back move out of alignment relative to the bone above or below it, this bone begins to put pressure on the nerve exiting the spine at that level- subluxation. If not corrected, disease and dysfunction result at that specific nerve level and its responsible organ. The type of allergy you suffer with greatly depends on where vertebral subluxations are occurring in your spine.
You or somebody you know may be suffering with an allergy; you may have even accepted it as normal. Suffering with allergies is not normal for your body. Allergic reactions and their symptoms can be alleviated and overcome through neurologically based chiropractic care. Let us help you to live the life you deserve to live: allergy free.
Call or contact Concise Chiropractic today to be checked for vertebral subluxation so that you can get to the root cause of your allergy.