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Chiropractic Care and Allergies

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies affect up to 30 % of adults and 40 % of children. These numbers are only increasing worldwide. Thanks to increased pollution and more intense pollen season, not only are there more allergens in the atmosphere, but people have become more sensitive to substances like smoke, dander and pollen that trigger histamine reactions.

Combating allergies with modern medicine can be incredibly expensive. in 2010 Americans had spent $17.5 billion on treatments and medications for nasal issues. Additionally, health problems that are related to allergies in 2010 lead to 6 million days lost from work and and school, as well as 16 million visits to a doctor. 

Often those that suffer from either chronic or sporadic allergies find that medication are not enough. Side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, increased heart rate, nose bleeds and more can often cause more problems than they solve. 


For those who are looking for true, lasting relief, chiropractic care may be the answer.

How Chiropractic Care Manages Allergies

Symptoms of allergies stem from histamine reactions in the body. The reactions are meant to fight off infections or dangerous substances, but those who are suffering from allergies have hyperactive immune systems. Normal substances that should not bring on coughing fits or draining noses do. 

Orthopedic doctors and chiropractic practitioners both think that the root cause may not lie in immunoresponse, but rather imbalances in the nervous system that cause a domino effect on the lymphatic systems. 


Specifically, nerve compression as a result of subluxations along the eighth through tenth thoracic vertebrae can cause adrenal glads to behave abnormally. This results in the body reacting hyperactively to simple environmental triggers.  

Research shows that specific adjustments can restore proper nerve function, help the lymphatic system drain to improve immunoresponse and improve the condition of those that suffer from allergies.

With specific chirpractic adjustments by Dr. Zachary Cadman at  AD Chiropractic, you can manage your condition and ensure continued wellness that allows you to enjoy things you used to like going outdoors or owning pets. See how we can become your Riverdale chiropractor and work with your allergies.