The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp and it's time to heat up that apple cider -- what's not to love about fall in Minnesota? Well, perhaps some of us could do without the allergies.
Ragweed pollen is the main trigger of fall allergies, and this summer's heat and drought (a lack of rain keeps pollen floating in the air longer) likely means a rough fall -- not just for Minnesotans, but also 40 million seasonal allergy sufferers across the country. Besides ragweed pollen, mold spores from piles of damp leaves can also thrive in the fall.
Changing seasons often result in a fair number of people being plagued with a case of itchy eyes, a dry cough and the sneezes. But rather than treat your allergies with medication, you might need a visit to a chiropractor in Hopkins, MN. Chiropractors like Dr. Komro may be able to help you alleviate those irritating allergy symptoms. Here are just a few of the benefits from seeking chiropractic care for your allergies.
Stronger Immune System
Allergies occur due to a weakned immune system, which can cause it to overreact to substances that would not otherwise pose a problem. Pressure on the nervous system also makes it more likely you'll suffer an allergy flare-up. Chiropractic treatment can improve both your immune and nervous system by eliminating pressure on vital nerves and organs that can be caused by spinal misalignment. As such, chiropractic treatment works to resolve the underlying cause of your allergies, rather than just treating the symptoms.
Improved Respiratory Function
Proper functoning of the respiratory system requires good communication between the brain and spinal cord. Misalignments in the neck can interrupt signals between the two, which can lead to difficulty breathing. Adjustments to realign the neck and spinal cord often provide incredible relief to anyone suffering from allergies.
Proper alignment of the spine and neck also helps the body better regulate the productino of histamine, which is a chemical released by the body whenever it senses your immune system being attacked. The release of histamine can result in symptoms such as sneezing, itching, a runny rose and watering eyes. When histamine production is high, you may experience allergy-like symptoms, even when no irritant is actually present. If you're suffering from allergies, the answer probably is not more medication.