Allergy Shots to Allergy Freedom

When I was young I remember weekly visits to the family doctor for allergy shots.  I’m not really sure what they were, but I remember despising the day it was time to get another shot.  I was hopeful the shots would work, but week after week I didn’t notice any improvement with my seasonal allergies.

Allergic to Grass and Play Soccer?

I was a very active young boy and loved playing sports, I especially loved playing soccer, or really any outdoor sport.  However I had severe seasonal allergies, I was allergic to pollen, weeds, grass, or it seemed anything that was floating in the air.  Can you imagine how hard it is to play soccer when you are allergic to grass?

I grew up in a traditional medical family that didn’t know too much about natural healing methods, or in particular much about chiropractic.  Sure we knew that the chiropractor could help with back pain and sports injuries but that was the extent of our understanding.

I Didn’t Know, What I Didn’t Know

I believe most of us don’t know what we don’t know until a new door of information is opened.  For me it took a long time for that door to open and it really wasn’t until I after I was practicing chiropractic for 5 years, that I started to understand the amazing ability chiropractic has to help the body to adapt and function better.

I haven’t shared this personal story with too many people, but once I started understanding chiropractic for the potential it has to allow your body to function better, I finally put myself on a chiropractic care plan and waited for the results.

Brain Fog? I Didn’t Know I Had it Until it was Gone!

I immediately started to notice what most people notice when they start to get adjusted; an increase in energy, a clearing of what can best be described as “brain fog”.  I was sleeping better, and overall I felt more focused and a sense of happiness.  What I wasn’t expecting was the impact chiropractic had on my seasonal allergies.  I started my personal chiropractic plan in the winter when my allergies weren’t really an issue.  It wasn’t until 6 weeks into spring that I noticed I didn’t have any allergy symptoms.  After 30 years of dealing with allergy pills, a runny nose, and itchy eyes, I was completely clear!  If you have allergies you know how much it impacts your everyday life.  The greatest part is, to this day I am still allergy free!  Mind you I still have a couple sneeze attacks during the peak allergy season, but it only lasts for minutes, and I can definitely handle that!

Medical Study on Allergies and Adjustments

This week in the office I shared a “tip of the week” about a medical study published in 2003 that linked allergies to tiny misalignments in the spine. When the misalignments were addressed with manual adjustments by a health professional, allergy symptoms improved in more than 70% of patients.  Several other recorded results included:

  • 98% of patients with dermatitis, allergies and asthma suffered from vertebral misalignments
  • Correction of spinal misalignments improved itching symptoms of chronic dermatitis by 88% and skin appearance of dermatitis patients by 72%
  • Allergy symptoms improved in over 70% of patients who received adjustments
  • Vertebral misalignment is a common factor in patients with dermatitis and asthma 
  • Dermatitis patients receiving no adjustment experienced no improvement

It is great to see research that I have already proven to be true with my own experience.

There is Hope to Breathe Clear, Even in the Spring!

If you can relate to my story, or if you know someone who suffers from seasonal allergies, please share this post with them.  I wish I had this chiropractic door opened to me sooner.

If you or someone you know would like to find out if chiropractic could help, mention this blog post to receive a discounted initial visit for $47 (regular $117).  It is my passion to help you and your loved ones function optimally with chiropractic care, because chiropractic has made an impactful difference in my life.

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Yours In Health,

Dr. Jeff

The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 2003 Vol. 2.1
Relationship Between Vertebral Deformities and Allergic Diseases”
Y. Takeda, S. Arai