Allergies in Spring

If you live in New Jersey, allergy season is probably one for concern. Whether you sneeze because of tree pollen or itch from blooming ragweed, your spring allergy symptoms can make spending time outdoors very uncomfortable. New Jersey allergy sufferers can lose out on time spent with family and friends in their backyards or at local parks and playgrounds, all because of airborne allergies. That’s why more and more patients are seeking out the help of a chiropractor for allergies and nervous system relief.

A chiropractor?  Really?  Absolutely.

While you think you’re suffering only because of allergies in spring and summer, you might actually be suffering from a stressed nervous or immune system. When you have an allergic reaction, it’s your immune system that’s overreacting to the allergen – the cause of your discomfort. In New Jersey, allergy attacks can be caused by particular indigenous flowerer, bee stings, even the chemicals used by lawn care services. So it’s possible that your allergies in spring and summer months are being exacerbated by things beyond your control.

This overreaction of the immune system to allergens can be dangerous if left untreated.  A compromised immune system can’t fight less severe infections (like the common cold, for example) which results in you being stuck in bed for longer than you should be.  In rare cases, the immune system is so taxed that it becomes unable to work properly at all.  Cancer cells, which replicate abnormally and quickly, may go unrecognized in your body altogether.

Luckily, spring allergy symptoms are fairly easy to recognize, and usually encompass one or more of the following:

  • Sneezing
  • Itching
  • Watery Eyes
  • Achy Joints
  • Hives
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • “Stuffed” Nose or Ears

 

You can sometimes get short-term relief from your spring allergy symptoms by taking over-the-counter allergy medications or by seeing an allergist, but that doesn’t always get to the root of the problem. New Jersey allergy experts agree that the average number of Americans who suffer from mild to severe allergies is around 50 million. But not all patients who suffer from allergies in the spring find relief through medication, and so homeopathic remedies can be used to help.

The End of Spring Allergy Symptoms

So how can seeing a chiropractor for allergies help? A chiropractor is trained to ease the stress on your nervous system. And since the nervous system directly affects the immune system, your spring allergy symptoms can be lessened or even eliminated by first working to restore your nervous system to full capacity.  A chiropractor will realign your vertebrae to relieve any pinched nerves you might have. Once the spine is realigned, your immune can concentrate on the substances that cause your allergies in spring and summer months. Plus, seeing a chiropractor for allergies may have the unintended benefit of eliminating other, less acute problems with your spine, muscles or joints.

If you live or work in New Jersey, allergy attacks are bound to happen: experiencing all four seasons means living with plants that flower at different times of the year.  Next to cat dander, outdoor allergens are the most common cause for spring allergy symptoms. Seeing a chiropractor for your allergies can alleviate the underlying causes of a compromised immune system – so you can enjoy the great outdoors for the whole year.

 

 

 

 

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