One of the most common and frustrating medical ailments in America is allergies, which affect one in five people. That’s 60 million people who are sniffling, sneezing, itching and coughing while wondering what causes allergies and miserable over the fact there is no cure for allergies. Most sufferers have long come to accept that treatment for allergies involves a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medication that provide only a moderate amount of relief.

However, one of the underrated and overlooked treatment for allergies is chiropractic care. At Cornerstone Chiropractic, we annually treat hundreds of people with allergy symptoms. Our approach involves not only providing unique and helpful treatment for allergies but also educating patients on the causes of their allergies in hopes of minimizing their discomfort in the future. Below are some common questions about allergy symptoms and how chiropractic care can help alleviate them.

Treatment For Allergies

—What are allergies? An allergy is when the immune system reacts negatively to an allergen (also dubbed a “foreign protein substance”) that is absorbed in some way (such as by eating, breathing, touching or injecting).

—What are the symptoms for allergies? The itchy eyes, stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing and scratchy throat are unfortunately familiar symptoms to far too many people. Skin allergies often manifest themselves with rashes or hives while severe allergies of all kinds can involve very serious symptoms such as a difficulty breathing and/or an asthma attack as well as lower blood pressure. In extreme cases, a sufferer’s life can be endangered by the onset of allergy symptoms.

—What causes allergies? The causes are almost limitless: Dander and hair from pets, pollen from trees, weeds and grass, plants such as oak and poison ivy, mold and dust, foods and drugs, latex and insects.

—How can chiropractic care help relieve allergy symptoms? Chiropractic adjustments release the stress built up in the nervous system, which in turn allows the nervous system to perform better. The healthier a body is, the better it can battle allergens.

Providing chiropractic care to those who are dissatisfied with the traditional methods of fighting allergies is an essential part of treatment at Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Contact us now to learn about all of our chiropractic services as well as to find out how you can get your FREE allergy symptom consultation with Dr. Joseph Young. Call today at (973) 831-1100 or email us at!

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