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Allergy and sinus infection complaints are common here in Irvine. Our mild climate encourages trees, grasses and weeds to produce pollen from early spring through late fall. And those people with dust, mold and animal dander allergies struggle all year. Allergies and their frequently-associated sinus infections are actually a sign that your immune system is misfiring. Many allergy sufferers seek treatment from steady doses of antihistamines to keep their symptoms in check, but this can be problematic as these drugs blunt the effectiveness of your immune system. Our chiropractor Dr. John Lee can help you get long-term allergy and sinus relief naturally, without drugs, by correcting the immune system response itself.
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:
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.