Chiropractic Care for Allergies

chiropractic treatment for chronic allergies

Chiropractic Research

Chiropractic Care for Allergies

Allergies reportedly affect more than 20% of Americans. And while over-the-counter and prescription medications are the most common treatment for allergies, studies have shown that chiropractic care can alleviate symptoms of allergies and actually lead to long-term remission.

What are allergies?

Allergies are your body’s immune system reacting to a foreign “allergen,” which can include pollen, mold, animal dander, certain foods, or things that irritate your skin.

What happens during an allergic reaction?

Allergic reactions start when you inhale, swallow, or get something on your skin. In response, your body produces a protein which latches onto the allergen. Then, histamine and other chemicals get released into the blood. The release of these chemicals is what causes the symptoms you feel.

What are common symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Your symptoms depend on how you’re exposed to the allergen, whether through the air, your skin, food, or through an insect sting. Common symptoms include:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Feeling tired or ill
  • Rash or hives
  • Stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea

How are allergies treated?

Both over-the-counter and prescription medication is often used to treat allergies. Some medications ease and help treat the symptoms of allergies, like congestion and runny nose. These allergy drugs include antihistamines, decongestants, combination drugs, and corticosteroids.

Immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots or pills is also used to treat allergies.

While these forms of treatment are often beneficial to relieving the symptoms of allergies, they do not necessarily address your body’s natural ability to fight allergens.

Chiropractic care for allergies

Chiropractic care for allergies is an often-overlooked treatment method, although it’s been proven through research to improve the body’s immune function and response to allergens.

When a vertebral subluxation exists in the body, interference occurs between the brain and nervous system, inhibiting your body’s ability to fight off allergens. Correcting these subluxations with spinal adjustments leads to improved immune function, which greatly reduces the impact that allergies have on the body.

chiropractic treatment for chronic allergies

Research supporting the treatment of allergies with chiropractic

A 1999 study titled, “The types and frequencies of non-musculoskeletal symptoms reported after chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy,” questioned 1,504 chiropractic patients. Twenty three percent of patients reported improvement in non-musculoskeletal symptoms including the ability to breathe easier, a reduction in skin irritations, less asthma, and a reduction of other allergic symptoms.

Another study, “Chiropractic adjustment in the management of visceral conditions: a critical appraisal,” surveyed chiropractors in Australia. More than 50% of the chiropractors surveyed stated that asthma responds to chiropractic adjustments. Additionally, more than 25% felt that chiropractic adjustments benefited patients with sinusitis.

Lastly, “Characteristics of 217 children attending a chiropractic college teaching clinic,” found that pediatric patients at Western States Chiropractic College public clinic commonly had complaints of ear infection, sinus problems, allergies, and respiratory problems. 

After receiving chiropractic treatment, complete or substantial improvement of their chief complaint has been observed in nearly 62% of pediatric patients. Additionally, 57% of adult patients noted the “maximum” level of improvement after chiropractic treatment.

How long does it take to see results?

Patients have reportedly experienced improvement in as little as one visit, although a treatment plan involving continued chiropractic adjustments is generally recommended. Everyone’s situation is different, which is why it’s necessary to receive a comprehensive chiropractic evaluation to assess your body’s needs. 


If you are suffering from allergies, chiropractic is a proven treatment method that’s all natural and improves your immune system’s response to allergens.

We invite you to schedule an appointment with our chiropractic office to receive a comprehensive consultation where one of our doctors can assess your situation, properly diagnose the issue, and get you started on a treatment plan to help relieve allergic symptoms and experience long-term remission.

Chiropractic for Sciatica Pain

chiropractic for sciatica pain

Chiropractic Research

Chiropractic for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a common issue that we treat at Restoration Chiropractic. It reportedly affects more than 3 million people per year in the United States. 

What is sciatica?

Sciatica is characterized by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back. It’s usually caused when a herniated disk or bone spur in the spine presses on the nerve. This causes inflammation, pain, and often some numbness in the affected leg. It also generally only affects one side of the body.

How is sciatica treated?

Many doctors will prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, analgesics, muscle relaxants, steroids, or nerve pain medication to help with sciatica. While this can reduce pain caused from sciatica, it’s only a temporary fix as it doesn’t address the root cause.

Chiropractic for sciatica pain

Chiropractic has been proven through research to be a highly effective treatment for sciatica. Not only does it help reduce pain, it targets the root cause of the issue which leads to healing and lasting relief.

chiropractic for sciatica pain

Research supporting chiropractic for sciatica

“Low force chiropractic care of two patients with sciatic neuropathy and lumbar disc herniation,” is a great study that shows the effectiveness of chiropractic for sciatica. The study was conducted by Richards GL et al. Am J Chiro Med. Below is a short piece from the study:

“Two patients with sciatic neuropathy and confirmed disc herniation were treated with low force treatment regimen consisting of Activator instrument adjusting, pelvic blocking, high voltage galvanic current and exercises. Follow up CAT scans in the first case revealed complete absence of disc herniation. The second case follow up scan revealed the continued presence of a silent disc bulge at the L3-4 level and partial decrease in a herniation at the L4-5 level. The bulge appeared to have shifted away from the nerve root. Both patients’ pain levels decreased from severe to minimal. The patients regained the ability to stand, sit and walk for longer periods without discomfort. Lifting tasks also became easier. The patients were able to return to full work capacity at three and nine months respectively.”

Another study proving the effectiveness of chiropractic for relieving sciatica is, “From Mobilization of the Spine (1984),” by Grieve GP Churchill Livingston, London/New York, 4th edition, 22-23.

“All those experienced in manipulation can report numerous examples of migrainous headaches, disequilibrium (vertigo), subjective visual disturbances, feelings of retro-orbital pressure, dysphagia, dysphonia, heaviness of a limb, extra segmental paraesthesia, restriction of respiratory excursion, abdominal nausea and the cold sciatic leg being relieved by manual or mechanical treatment of the vertebral column.”


If you are suffering from sciatica, chiropractic is a proven treatment method that’s all natural and targets the root cause of pain.

We invite you to schedule an appointment with our office to receive a comprehensive consultation where one of our doctors can assess your situation, diagnose the root cause of pain, and get you on started on a treatment plan to help relieve pain and discomfort!