Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic Announces New Approach to Treating Allergies

MURFREESBORO, Tenn., June 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Murfreesboro chiropractor Dr. Wesley Stewart at Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic has announced that chiropractic care is successfully providing hay fever and allergy relief for many of his patients. According to Dr. Stewart, people with an overreacting immune system have allergic reactions to environmental substances and foods that should cause no problems for healthy people. He says that chiropractic spinal adjustments and, in some cases, spinal decompression therapy can help the nervous system better regulate the body's immune response in allergy sufferers so that their symptoms are not as severe, or even go away entirely.

"An allergic response is basically the body's immune system misinterpreting an encounter with something very normal in the environment," explains Dr. Wesley. "The allergic immune system misinterprets things like cat dander, grass pollen, mold spores, ragweed, dust and peanut butter as deadly invaders like viruses and bacterial diseases. So this causes the body to try and force these things out with immune reactions like sneezing, runny nose, congestion and inflammation. The immune system is basically overacting."

Currently, most people seeking allergy relief turn to medications such as antihistamines, says Dr. Wesley, but he adds that these medicines only cover up the symptoms. On the other hand, he explains, chiropractic care can solve the root problem behind allergies—an out-of-control immune system. He says that many allergy sufferers have spinal subluxations, or misalignments in the vertebrae, particularly in the neck. When the vertebrae are out of alignment, they can pinch nerves responsible for directing proper immune system responses, explains Dr. Wesley. He says this is one of the root causes of allergy problems.

Dr. Wesley says that while a person's immune system is extremely complex, resolving any spinal subluxations that pinch nerves can provide significant allergy relief for many people. He explains that he corrects spinal alignment with gentle, precise manual adjustments as well as a technique called spinal decompression. Both techniques, he says, relieve pinched nerves that may be causing allergy symptoms. He says that many of his patients have been surprised at how quick and effective chiropractic care has been at relieving their allergies.

"Statistics say anywhere from 10-30 percent of Americans struggle with allergies that disrupt their lives; and the antihistamines they take often cause further disruption in the form of drowsiness and cloudy thinking, or even irritability," says Dr. Stewart. "But chiropractic care doesn't just cover up their allergy symptoms—it solves the underlying problem once and for all, naturally and without the side effects." Dr. Stewart recommends that people with allergies contact his office at 615-534-8618 to schedule a consultation to discuss whether chiropractic care could help them.

Dr. Wesley Stewart of Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic in Murfreesboro, TN provides hands-on spinal adjustments, spinal decompression, physiotherapy, corrective exercises and nutritional counseling. To learn more, visit the website at

CONTACT: Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic 615-534-8618Source:Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic