Allergies

Allergies and Chiropractic Care In Charlottesville, VA

Many patients with allergies find chiropractic care helps with allergies. At Cox Chiropractic Clinic we provide chiropractic adjustment, nutritional counseling, corrective exercises, massage therapy, and more.  X-rays and imaging test show allergy patients have misaligned spines that chiropractic care can correct. Adjustments relieve pain, help the immune system to work more effectively, and often relieves the need for medications. We will test patients and work with primary care doctors to those treat allergies and refer patients to other physicians when we cannot treat the condition.

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Treatments for Allergies

Chiropractic care using special equipment and manual manipulation helps with allergies because it keeps the spine aligned and improves the immune system. Allergens like dust, pollen, mold, weeds, and pet dander are easier to handle when the immune system is stronger from chiropractic care. These manipulations or movements manage stress and help the adrenal glands that fight allergies work better. This controls the amount of cortisol the body produces. Symptoms of allergies are a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and red eyes. 

Misalignments of the spine interfere with the body's ability to fight infection and work properly. Chiropractic care improves the body's immune system, improves joint and nerve functions, and relieves compressed adrenal glands. Often other therapies are used with chiropractic care to treat allergies. The chiropractor may use corrective exercises, massage, and suggest dietary changes and regular exercise.

Massage is a good therapy to use because it reduces stress that may trigger or increase allergies. The touch activates our nervous system releasing chemicals and hormones in the body that help our mood. Mucus and congestion is loosened in chest and face with a massage. It is a complimentary treatment and does not replace the need for medication prescribed by the primary care physician. The chiropractor may design corrective exercises to be done at the office and home to keep the spine well aligned. These exercise help with range of motion and pain.

Your chiropractor may suggest changes in your diet to help manage your allergies better. Probiotics have been found to fight inflammation in the body and help manage allergic reactions. Milk products that had probiotics feed to young children often kept them from developing allergies. Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C control cells from releasing histamine that produces allergic reactions. Bioflavonoids in foods control the reaction in the body to allergies.

Your chiropractor will suggest eating foods high in magnesium or recommend supplements. A good multivitamin will be recommended Magnesium has a calming effect on the bronchial tubes and reduce number of allergens produced. Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, and flaxseed, reduces allergens and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables prevent allergies.

Contact Us For An Appointment

Contact us for an appointment about allergies, and we will run tests and design a custom program for your treatment. Call us at Cox Chiropractic Clinic by calling 434-293-6164 or by filling out the online form.

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