Alleviating Allergies: Can a visit to the chiropractor help?

Alleviating Allergies: Can a visit to the chiropractor help?

With the chill of winter finally fading, many Oregonians find their excitement for temperate spring months weighed down with dread: allergy season is coming. The beautiful flowers and blossoming trees mean misery for more than 50 million Americans all over the country, and the majority of those people turn to medication to manage their afflictions instead of searching out the root cause to help diminish or eliminate future symptoms.

Allergies, whether they are pollen or dust or food-based, occur when your body flags a usually harmless substance as a threat and triggers an immune response to deal with it. Those signals are received by your nervous system and interpreted by your brain.

If the pathway between nerves and brain is interrupted, as it can be with spinal misalignment, that communication is interfered with and your body is unable to function to its full capacity. With regular chiropractic adjustments, your brain is better able to communicate with your body and regular immune responses can be restored.

Whether it’s easing a cold, a sinus headache, or hay fever, making chiropractic part of your health care routine can have a myriad of hidden benefits that extend far beyond just back pain. Contact your local Chiropractic office and save yourself the hassle of the restless days and sleepless nights so many suffer this season.

By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. He practices with his wife and operates True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. For more info, call 503-574-4872 or visit