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  • Writer's pictureDr. Nathan Servey DC

Allergies May Be a Result of Abnormal Nerve Function. Chiropractic Can Help.

Updated: May 13, 2019

I used to have terrible allergies. I used to take Claritin daily, all-year, for years due to frequent ear infections, sinus pain and pressure, and sinus infections. The medical treatment for this condition was antibiotics... over and over and over again. Knowing what I know now about health and the human body, I'm so glad those days are behind me!

Here's How It Works: Allergies are the result of an overactive immune system that unnecessarily reacts to things in the environment. Your immune system and your nervous system (brain and spinal cord) are intimately connected. Many people (including myself) develop problems with their nerve communication (as a result of stress) which impacts immune function which can influence allergy response.

For me, regular chiropractic care has allowed me to stop taking over-the-counter medications and feel so much better. In fact, I haven't had major sinus issues since I started getting adjusted every week (5+ years now). Chiropractic adjustments do not treat allergies or the immune system. They remove interference to the nervous system to allow the body to function and fight like it was designed to do.

A study published in 2004 showed amazing immune-boosting results for a group that started getting spinal adjustments.

In this particular study, 1,028 people had some form of allergies (the most common was atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma). X-Ray evidence and physical exams proved that 98% of these allergy patients had remarkably similar vertebral misalignments in their mid-back. Over 88% of the people with dermatitis who received consistent spinal adjustments showed massive improvement in skin itching and over 71% showed improvement in overall skin condition. Compare that to 0% improvement of the patients who did not receive adjustments. This conclusion comes directly from the study: We can state that a treatment that cannot fundamentally treat spinal problems will not fundamentally improve conditions such as atopic dermatitis, bronchial asthma, pollinosis, and allergic coryza.
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