YORKVILLE, Ill., Sept. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yorkville chiropractor Dr. Brian Berkey says more individuals are choosing chiropractic and alternative methods of care to manage their allergy symptoms and headaches. Some allergy and asthmatic problems are caused by immune system hypersensitivity to perceived allergens. This hypersensitivity may be caused in part by spinal subluxations that impede the brain's ability to properly send and receive messages through the central nervous system, says Dr. Berkey. Consequently, the chiropractor says that cervical spine subluxations from accident injuries are a root cause for not only pain, but also allergy problems. Dr. Berkey recommends spinal adjustments as a drug-free alternative to allergy management.
Allergy patients are increasingly turning to chiropractic care for not only allergy symptom relief, but also to prevent these symptoms from occurring in the first place, says Yorkville chiropractor Dr. Brian Berkey.
Dr. Berkey is the Clinical Director for Advanced Physical Medicine. Together with internist and M.D. Farrah Malik, Dr. Berkey is working to change how contemporary medicine treats allergy patients.
The Yorkville chiropractor says that treatments like chiropractic care are important because they address the root cause for allergy problems, rather than simply relying on medication to manage symptoms, but in addition to chiropractic care, the facility provides specific skin allergy testing.
The test is painless and tests for the 70 most common Midwest allergens. Typical allergy treatment involves a patient visiting the office 1-2 times a week for up to 3 to 5 years. Each week the patient receives an injection and then waits twenty to thirty minutes to monitor a possible severe allergic reaction. The idea behind the injections is to make them more potent each time to desensitize the patients from whatever they are allergic to.
"With our allergy treatment, over time the body is not supposed to have allergies anymore. Overall patient compliance is 35% and we provide this treatment right in our office," said Dr. Berkey.
The chiropractor adds that they provide another alternative treatment available that requires less time, but more money for the patient. This involves the patient self-administering the allergy treatment daily by putting a few drops on the tongue. With this treatment, the patient would have a doctor follow up once a month and there is not a risk for anaphylactic shock. Patient compliance for this treatment is 90%.
"Rather than relying solely on medication, the majority of patients benefit greatly from our integrated approach to wellness care and allergy symptom management," said Dr. Malik.
Allergy sufferers who would like to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care and allergy testing for allergy relief, headaches and pain management may schedule a diagnostic appointment with Dr. Berkey and Dr. Malik by visiting http://www.advancedphysicalmedicine.net/.
CONTACT: Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville 888-667-5235Source: Advanced Physical Medicine ofYorkville