Fewer Sinus Infections and Allergies with Chiropractic Care
The immune system relies heavily on a fully-functioning nervous system to direct its energies against real threats such as harmful bacteria and viruses. In people with allergies, however, the immune system treats ordinarily harmless things such as grass pollen, cat dander, etc. as infectious diseases. The immune system then instigates an acute inflammatory response that may include sneezing, itching and excess mucus production that can lead to sinus pressure, pain and infections. Chiropractic care can help.
Irvine Chiropractor Dr. Lee has found that many people with allergies and frequent sinus infections have a subluxation (spinal misalignment) located in the cervical (neck) spine. These subluxations pinch nerves that are responsible for directing your immune system responses. Misalignments between vertebrae in the neck (particularly C2, C3 and C4) can occur in many ways:
- In a car accident, sports injury or other personal injury that resulted in whiplash.
- Habitually poor neck posture; either from craning your neck over your mobile device constantly or sitting at a work station that is not ergonomically designed for optimal neck posture.
Natural Allergy and Sinus Relief from Our Irvine Chiropractor
Chiropractor Dr. Lee can diagnose subluxations anywhere in the spine and provide precise spinal adjustments that release pinched nerves. This enables the brain to regulate the immune system more effectively, providing long-term allergy and sinus relief. At the same time, your immune system will still be alert to real pathogens in the Irvine environment.