For many people, seasonal allergies are a fact of life. Sneezing, wheezing, and watery eyes can make the warmer months a real nightmare for those who suffer from pollen allergies. But there is hope! Chiropractic care and good posture can actually help lessen the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Let’s take a closer look at how. 

What Chiropractic Care Does

Chiropractic care focuses on aligning the spine and supporting the nervous system. When the spine is properly aligned, it helps the nervous system to function properly. And when the nervous system is functioning properly, it is better able to regulate immunity.

For example, with misalignment, the nervous system may not be able to properly signal the release of histamines in response to an allergen. This can lead to an increase in symptoms, such as sneezing, wheezing, and watery eyes.

But with chiropractic care, the spine is aligned and the nervous system is able to function properly, which can help reduce the symptoms of allergies. Some of the most common triggers that chiropractic care can help to address include the following:


Pollen is a powdery substance released by plants during their reproductive cycle. It’s transported by the wind, and when it comes into contact with your nose, eyes, or mouth, it can trigger an allergic reaction.

The best way to avoid pollen is to stay indoors on days when the pollen count is high. You can also wear a face mask when you have to go outside.

Masks have become a little less intrusive “thanks” to the pandemic. But it can still make you self-conscious if you’re the only one wearing a mask around the office. Chiropractic care and practicing good posture may help lessen severity and properly complement any other preventative measures that you’re comfortable taking.

Mold Spores 

Mold spores are another common trigger for seasonal allergies. Mold thrives in damp, humid environments, so it’s often found in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens.

When mold spores become airborne, they can enter your nose and throat and trigger an allergic reaction. To avoid mold spores, be sure to keep your home clean and dry, as well as your work areas.

Inspect both regularly for mold growth and repair any leaks right away, or notify your building’s maintenance crew if at work. You should also ventilate rooms that tend to be damp, like the bathroom and kitchen. 

Dust Mites 

Dust mites are tiny creatures that thrive in warm, humid environments. They’re often found in mattresses, pillows, carpeting, and upholstered furniture.

To avoid dust mites, keep your home or office clean and free of clutter. Vacuum regularly, wash bedding in hot water once a week, and make sure that any building janitorial services are doing a thorough job of cleaning up your area. You should also avoid using carpeting in high-traffic areas like hallways and entryways.

With each of these allergens, getting regular chiropractic adjustments helps to boost your immune response. It may not eliminate allergy symptoms altogether, but it can manage severity. 

Where ‘Allergy Posturing’ Comes Into Play

Good posture is more important for supporting immunity than you may realize. When you slouch, it puts pressure on your internal organs and impairs their ability to function properly.

This can lead to a whole host of health problems, including allergic reactions. So, by sitting up straight and maintaining good posture, you are less likely to suffer from seasonal allergies. 

We get it, though. Easier said than done. Here are some tips that can help you improve your posture: 

-When sitting, be sure to sit up straight in your chair and avoid slouching; use a pillow or lumbar support if you need to

-When standing, keep your weight evenly distributed on both feet and avoid leaning to one side.

-When walking, hold your head up high and avoid short steps or long steps; walk evenly paced as much as you can

-Consider getting a standup desk or adjustable desk to help you stand more; an added benefit is that you can avoid some of the critical health risks that come with sitting

Posture and Chiropractic Care Can Attack Your Allergy Issues Head-On

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, there is no need to suffer in silence! There are things that you can do to help lessen your symptoms. Chiropractic care and good posture are two simple things that can make a big difference for allergy sufferers. So next time your allergies start acting up, give them a try!

If you’re looking for a non-invasive solution to your allergy problems, why not speak with Dr. Paul Quarneri? He’s helped hundreds of patients like you address their allergy posturing issues and is ready to help in any way that he can. Visit the Neurolink Chiropractic website, and book your appointment today.