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What Doctors Won't Tell You About Allergies and Sinus Pressure

If you deal with sinus pressure or allergies, you may feel stuck. You may feel like you either have to deal with those issues or take medication for the rest of your life. It's easy to try to alleviate the issue by doing what we see or think we see everyone else is doing. The television is great at telling a captivated audience that certain medications will cure these issues.

Now, the truth is all of those medications those pharmaceutical companies tell you will help cure your allergies or sinuses, won't. They will help alleviate the symptoms, but they will also cause you to need to buy more medication. Sounds like a pretty good marketing technique. Find a problem, create a temporary solution, convince a captivated audience that solution will improve their life, and get them addicted to that temporary relief.

Sinus Pressure

For people who deal with sinus pressure, sprays may alleviate the inflammation in the mucus membrane, but they will not deal with the underlying cause of the inflammation. When your upper cervical spine is out of alignment, the signals from your brain stem do not reach your sinus. This causes your sinus to work over time, and thus you start sniffling and sneezing.

Allergies

For those who deal with allergies, there is something in the environment causing the body to go into self­ defense mode. This self­ defense system reacts automatically, much like the sprinkler system in a building, because your immune system is not reacting properly. Your body is doing it's job by fighting off the foreign objects, but your immune system is not functioning properly. Rather than adding more foreign objects that cause that self ­defense system to shut down, you will want to focus on helping your immune system adjust to that environment.

Whether you deal with sinuses or allergies, when your head is balanced on the spine, and your spine is in alignment, your body functions properly. This means your spine will send signals throughout your body properly, signals will get from your brain stem to your sinus properly, and your immune system will adjust better to environmental changes.

 

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Natural Allergy Relief For Children in Rancho Penasquitos, California

The Medical Approach to Allergies

10% of all children are struggling with allergies. When you examine the medical approach to treating children with allergies you will see that nearly all of the options are focused on choosing medications.

Medical doctors who specialize in allergies will use antihistamines to relieve itching, sneezing and runny noses, decongestants for stuffy noses a variety of topical nasal sprays and allergy shots, which frequently are given on a weekly basis.

All the medications that are given are focused on treating the symptoms associated with the allergies.

But what is causing all of the allergies?

A Different Approach

If your child is struggling with allergies and it seems like they are always sick it may be that they have an overactive immune system.

Why is it that 2 children can be exposed to the same environment and have 2 completely different reactions?

Our amazing nervous system controls are immune system. When there is interference with the function of the nervous system the immune system doesn’t work right.

Small injuries at the top of neck disrupt the brain’s ability to properly regulate immunity leading to an overreaction by the immune system.

These injuries in children are frequently caused by birth injuries, car accidents, falls, sports injuries and more.

A gentle NUCCA correction of a brainstem misalignment restores proper nerve control to the immune

system and symptoms improve naturally.

Are you ready to say goodbye to the drugs and Kleenex and finally get to the cause of the problem?

Then you are ready for NUCCA.

What to Do Next

If you or a loved one suffer from asthma, why not make an appointment to see if upper cervical chiropractic can benefit you. An exam my reveal an injury that could be treated drug-free. Yes, many are stuck taking prescription medications for what is merely the symptom of a C-1 or C-2 misalignment. See if can receive natural relief with upper cervical chiropractic care.

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Dr. Dan Spinato of the San Diego Integrative Spine Center in San Diego, California is a Rancho Penasquitos Chiropractor and an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Over the past 30 years, Dr. Spinato has helped many people find natural relief in San Diego, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Poway, Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, allergy and sinus problems and temporomandibular joint disorders. More information can be found on his website at http://www.powaychiropractor.net/

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How Can Allergies, Acid Reflux, and Headaches Be Related?

Through the Brain Stem...

The Brain stem is an extension of the brain itself that extends down into the upper neck area (upper cervical spine).  The brain stem is susceptible to injury if the Atlas or Axis the top two bones in the spine are twisted or tilted as a result of traumatic accidents or injuries.  Most of these injuries are to the head or neck.  Examples would be car accidents, falls, diving accidents, surfing injuries, snowboarding falls, childhood falls from trees, off bikes, changing tables and more.

The common denominator is an injury that has torn loose the tissue that holds the spine in place in the upper neck which creates a weakness, which will allow the weight of the head (10-14 lbs) to become displaced from it's normal position.  This misalignment of the head and neck relationship can be as little as 3/4 of degree and the brain will have to adapt to this new position.  Our eyes and ears are created to be balanced.  When the head is not balanced properly compensations will develop in order to rebalance the structure of the body and the eyes and ears through the righting reflex in the brain.  Without this compensation we would just fall over when we stood up in a gravity environment.

The longer this compensation exists the more our body must adapt to this structural misalignment.

Eventually we will develop symptoms as a result of nerve dysfunction.

Which symptoms?

That depends on the person and the nerves that are effected.

For instance the brain stem through the Vagus nerves controls the digestive system.  Dysfunction here can lead to conditions like Acid Reflux, constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and colic in kids.

The Brain stem also has a major impact on the immune system, has nerve connections to the sinuses and the ears, eyes, nose and throat and lungs.  This would explain the changes that we see with allergies, sinus problems, frequent colds and flu and breathing conditions like asthma.

And what about headaches?

Headaches can be caused by both the blood flow and nerve flow changes from the brain to the body and head and face when the brain stem function is altered.

So what can happen when the brain stem pressure is removed through the correction of an upper neck misalignment by a qualified upper cervical specialist?

Amazing things!

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Dr. Dan Spinato of the San Diego Integrative Spine Center in San Diego, California is a Rancho Penasquitos Chiropractor and an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Over the past 30 years, Dr. Spinato has helped many people find natural relief in San Diego, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Poway, Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo.

He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, allergy and sinus problems and temporomandibular joint disorders. More information can be found here sdispinecenter.com

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Allergy Relief: A Natural Way to Relieve Your Symptoms

Allergies 

Upper Cervical Chiropractic care doesn’t treat allergies. So, why do so many people with allergies mention that they see improvement by receiving care in our practice?

It’s Not the Pollen

There are many signs of an allergic reaction. Itchy eyes. Runny nose. Sneezing. Skin rash. More serious reactions can include constricted air passageways, vomiting and even death. All this from a handful of peanuts, an encounter with a cat or microscopic grains of pollen in the air!

Allergen Fear?

Your body inappropriately perceives the allergen as a threat.

If everyone reacted to these common substances, we could fix the blame squarely on the nut, dander, shellfish or pollen. But not everyone reacts.

What is it?

Inappropriate Threat

Your nervous system is the master system that orchestrates your immune system, glandular system, respiratory system and every other system that reacts inappropriately to an allergen. Normally, these systems help you respond and adapt to the world around you. But suffering from uncontrollable sneezing around a house cat is probably an inappropriate reaction.

If your nervous system isn’t working right, you don’t work right. So, rather than direct our attention to the countless potential allergens, we locate and reduce the disturbances we find to your nervous system.

A Full Bucket

Each of us was born with the capacity to withstand or adapt to stress. If we’re unable to deal with things we eat, breathe or come into contact with it may be because our margin to adapt is used up.

Pretend that this bucket represents your capacity to adapt to the physical, emotional and chemical stresses of life. Every stressful encounter your body faces, fills up your bucket. If your bucket is already full and you encounter pollen, foods or other chemicals, your bucket overflows.

When that happens, people say they’re having an allergic reaction. But what they’re really saying is, “I’ve lost my ability to adapt. My margin is used up.”

Upper Cervical Chiropractic: Nervous System

So, we don’t treat allergies. We look for ways to restore your ability to adapt to allergens by locating and reducing disturbances to your nervous system. Simple, really.

Who do you know that isn't adapting to the stressors in their life?  Allergies?  Chronic Pain?  Sinus problems? 

Get on the path to better health today through Upper Cervical Chiropractic!!!

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Dr. Dan Spinato of the San Diego Integrative Spine Center in San Diego, California is a Rancho Penasquitos Chiropractor and an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Over the past 30 years, Dr. Spinato has helped many people find natural relief in San Diego, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Poway, Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, allergy and sinus problems and temporomandibular joint disorders. More information can be found on his website at http://www.powaychiropractor.net/

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Alternative to Sinus Surgery in Rancho Penasquitos, California

Should I Have Sinus Surgery? Are There Other Options?

Most people with chronic sinus problems will suffer with regular congestion, infections or both for years.  Improper drainage of the sinuses can lead to chronic colds and flu, allergies, fatigue and more.

So what to do?

Take endless decongestants, antihistamines, and nasal steroids?

That will help you to contribute to the $5.8 billion a year that Americans spend on sinus treatments, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation.

You can use a neti pot or another nasal rinse device to try to keep your sinuses clear?

Or you could be one of the 500,000 Americans that have sinus surgery every year!

Some estimates say that up to 90% of sinus problems are really misdiagnosed headache syndromes.  For instance, here’s a case study from an upper cervical chiropractic office:

Upper Cervical Chiropractic Case Study

A 44 year old female who had battled chronic sinus infections, facial pressure, and headaches for over 10 years, came into an upper cervical chiropractic practiceShe had sinus surgery about 8 years ago, and have used various kinds of antibiotics and medicated rinses, but found no relief.

Along with sinus trouble, she has scoliosis and chronic neck and shoulder pain for over 15 years. She was constantly “popping” ibuprofen to help ease all the discomfort she was in. She was always achy, edgy, and tired! She found out about NUCCA and eventually, decided to call and see if this was something that could help her.

After a couple months, she really began to notice improvement in her neck mobility and pain. She felt as if it had been “unlocked” and she could move much more easily. Changing lanes on the freeway and backing out of a parking spot was easy again! As her neck pain improved, so did her shoulder pain. In fact, her scoliosis curve even improved!

Over time, as her adjustments starting holding longer and longer, her sinuses started to clear up as well. With NUCCA it is not about being adjusted 1000's of times it is about getting your spine in to the proper position and keeping it that way so that it can heal and function the way the body is designed to.

She weaned herself from all sinus rinses and medications, and did not have another sinus infection. The facial pressure and headaches have decreased significantly and she definitely has more energy. She is even able to exercise again without chronic discomfort.

Can your body heal itself from a chronic sinus problem or other chronic condition?

Only one way to find out...take the next step and schedule a NUCCA evaluation today! To schedule your NUCCA evaluation, click here.

 

 

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Dr. Dan Spinato of the San Diego Integrative Spine Center in San Diego, California is a Rancho Penasquitos Chiropractor and an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Over the past 30 years, Dr. Spinato has helped many people find natural relief in San Diego, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley, Poway, Scripps Ranch and Rancho Bernardo. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraine headaches, chronic neck and back pain, fibromyalgia, allergy and sinus problems and temporomandibular joint disorders. More information can be found on his website at http://www.powaychiropractor.net/

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