The great state of Montana is a fantastic place to live! The gorgeous views, a multitude of outdoor activities, and delicious food are enough to lure anyone to the beautiful Treasure State. Montanans are known for being some of the happiest and healthiest people in the nation, with one of the lowest obesity rates and one of the highest rates of overall wellbeing.
But even with all those amazing things, one issue even those in Big Sky Country aren’t safe from is allergies. While seasonal allergies in Montana aren’t as intense or long-lasting as those in other areas of the country, many Montana residents still suffer from allergies to grass pollen and other environmental allergens. While there are many over-the-counter remedies available, as well as some more intensive measures, one of the best ways to combat seasonal allergies in Bozeman is with safe, natural, and effective chiropractic care.
An allergy to something, at its core, is a hypersensitive reaction. People can have allergic responses to foods, medications, pets, dust, mold, plants, and more. Their bodies detect these allergens as a threat, and so they respond above and beyond what is actually needed in an attempt to combat the threat and eradicate it. The immune system is the main system in the body that controls these responses, so when they occur frequently or repeatedly, like with seasonal allergies, it’s a cue that your immune system needs some help.
Many people see allergies as normal, natural things. While they are common, they are actually an indication that something is amiss within your immune system. Your immune system gets its instructions from your central nervous system. Your brain sends messages to the rest of your body to tell it how to respond or function, and then it follows suit.
However, when there is some sort of disruption or interruption in that message being sent, dysfunction occurs. This dysfunction can manifest as pain, overworking or underworking of a system or process, or something simply not working. With allergies, there is a disruption somewhere in the message transmission about how to respond to a stimulus, and that disruption often lies within the spine.
Since the spine houses the spinal cord, a primary player in the central nervous system, any shift or spinal vertebrae can put pressure and undue stress on the spinal cord. When that transmission pathway is impeded, messages are improperly received and the dysfunction begins.
Thankfully, Dr. Cary Gentry of Waypoint Chiropractic can remove spinal misalignments and help restore function to your immune system. This can decrease allergic responses substantially, sometimes even getting rid of allergy symptoms altogether! With each gentle chiropractic adjustment, Dr. Gentry will bring about proper spinal alignment and thus improve the function of all your body’s systems.
If you want to learn more about Bozeman chiropractic care, contact Dr. Cary Gentry and his team at Waypoint Chiropractic. They can instruct you on the many benefits of neurologically-based chiropractic care and schedule an appointment for a consultation to help get your seasonal allergies under control.
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