Allergies and the Benefits of Chiropractic Care

If you live in West Texas, you are no stranger to allergies. I bet you have tried every over-the-counter drug out there with little to no relief or terrible side effects. How about treating the issue right at the source? Chiropractic care has a range of benefits including treating allergies!

Chiropractic and your spine

One thing that you need to know when it comes to chiropractic care is that your spine affects nearly everything in your body. Your spine and brain communicate to various parts of your body, including the parts that affect your immune system and impact the way your body reacts to allergens. A lack of communication between the spine, brain, and other parts of the body can lead to lower immunity which means your body will have a tougher time reacting to stressors.

Chiropractic and your nervous system

Chiropractic adjustments and treatments release pressure that is put on the nervous system, allowing the immune system to work effectively and efficiently. Both the respiratory system and the immune system rely on proper communication between the brain and spinal cord to coordinate and control their functions. If there is an interruption in that communication (i.e. a misalignment), the immune system may become compromised. Chiropractic adjustments realign the spine, thus opening the pathways of communication between the spine and brain and allowing the body to heal itself. Chiropractic is a painless, natural approach to treating allergies that allows the body to function properly.

Chiropractic, cortisol and histamine

Another benefit to chiropractic adjustments for allergy treatment is the fact that they can help regulate histamine and cortisol levels in your body. Curbing histamine production is a big help during allergy season, as this compound within the body is responsible for many allergy symptoms. Cortisol also plays an important role in the immune response, so regulating both in tandem is a huge boost against allergies.


Arguably the hardest part about seeking any kind of medical treatment is finding something that works for you but doesn’t come with a host of nasty side effects. The problem is, a lot of allergy medications either don’t work or leave you feeling tired and drowsy, neither of which are very good solutions. A chiropractic adjustment can help manage your body’s allergy response with none of the side effects, which makes it easier to continue living your normal life.