Allergies & Sinus Conditions in Omaha NE

understanding allergies and chiropractic

Do you suffer from allergies in Omaha NE? To begin to understand allergies, it is important to know what their fundamental cause is. A large majority of the population in America is under the misunderstanding that allergies are caused by a specific substance such as; milk, peanuts, animal dandruff, pollen, seafood, etc. If this were the case, and these substances were the root cause of allergies, wouldn’t everyone who is exposed to them have an allergic response?

We all know that this doesn’t happen, but the question then becomes why. If these substances are not responsible for the life-threatening symptoms of allergies such as; hives, sneezing, wheezing, constriction of the air passages, and more, then what is? Our team at Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South hopes this article will be helpful for you and your family.


First of all, it must be understood that our brain controls all activities and structures in our body through the communication pathways in our spine. These nerves, originating in the brain, exit through spaces in the spinal column to supply every structure in your body. If the communication is blocked by any factor, most commonly misalignment of bones in your spine, dysfunction of that structure supplied by that nerve occurs.

In the case of allergies, the nerves supplying the immune system have been damaged by the bones in your spine causing them to be hyperactive. Where a person with a healthy/aligned spine would be able to adapt to a stressor such as an allergen, a person with nerve interference due to a vertebral misalignment views it as a threat and is unable to adapt. This helps explain why one person eating seafood at a restaurant may break out in a rash or have a wild fit of sneezing, and another person eating the same food simply enjoys their dinner.

To understand this concept, we can use the analogy of filling up a bucket. The bucket will represent our ability to accommodate, react, and adapt to the various stresses in life. As everyone knows, a bucket is made to hold only so much water or in this instance stress. To fill our buckets, chemical, emotional, traumatic, and allergic stressors all contribute. As long as our nerves are communicating with our immune systems properly, we can continue to adapt to these forms of stress and our buckets should never reach a point where they overflow. However, in some people, their nervous system is functioning improperly, and as a result, their immune system overreacts to normal stresses causing allergic reactions.

What about the Sinuses?

The sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities found in the skull. Your cheekbones and lower forehead have larger sinus cavities, while there are smaller cavities between your eyes and in the bone behind your nose. Lining the sinuses is a thin layer of mucus, which helps filter air particles we breathe in. Experts are not sure why we have sinuses. What we do know is that, along with air filtration, they help humidify the air we breathe.

When it comes to seasonal allergies, your body will send messages to the sinuses to produce more mucous. This helps to prevent substances from entering the body, either through the nose or the mouth. Due to this, the sinus cavities become irritated and inflamed to prevent further harm to the body. As a result, we have a runny nose, are sneezing, and are suffering from a sore throat.

Most sinus conditions result from inflammation in the sinuses. Because of this, it can be hard to determine if you are suffering from seasonal allergies or a sinus condition.

The most common conditions that affect the sinuses include:

  • Acute sinusitis - Also known as a sinus infection, inflammation is caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungal infections. Expect some nasal congestion, discomfort in the cheeks and forehead areas, more mucus in your nose and throat, or even headaches.
  • Chronic sinusitis - Chronic sinusitis is a persistent process of inflammation in the sinuses, rather than just a series of infections. Also called chronic rhinosinusitis, this occurs when the sinuses are swollen and inflamed for three months or longer, despite getting treatment.
  • Hay fever - Pollen, dust, pet dander, and other allergens can cause the sinuses, and defenses in the nose, to overreact. The most common results of hay fever are nasal stuffiness, sneezing, and itchy feelings in the nose and throat.
  • Nasal polyps - These are small growths in the nasal cavity that occur due to inflammation. Asthma, chronic sinus infections, and nasal allergies like hay fever are causes of the inflammation.
  • Turbinate hypertrophy - Turbinates are ridges located inside the nose. So, when they are enlarged, airflow through the nose is blocked, making breathing difficult.

Regardless of whether you have an acute or chronic condition, your Chiropractor can help you get some relief.

Treatment at Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South

At Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South, our chiropractor will perform an examination, take x-rays, and evaluate your posture to determine the cause of your seasonal allergy/ sinus congestion pain, in relation to your spine. After comparing the findings and confirming the diagnosis, our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms, heal the pain, and provide you with recommendations to lower your risk for possible re-occurrences.

  • Spinal Adjustments - Our doctor will realign the vertebrae in the affected area to increase your range of motion and alleviate the pain on the spinal nerves. Symptoms resulting from the pain, from other nerves in the affected area, may begin to decrease as well. As a result, pain experienced by sinus conditions and seasonal allergies will disappear.
  • Intersegmental Traction - Intersegmental traction involves the use of a special chiropractic table. This specific table includes rollers that will roll along the sides of the spinal column, allowing blood to flow through the tight muscles and ligaments. As this occurs, the muscles and ligaments loosen up and relax more; in addition, your spine will become more mobile. This type of treatment is effective with alleviating pain from seasonal allergies/ sinus conditions.
  • Acupuncture - Electro-therapy, or acupuncture, is effective with seasonal allergies and sinus conditions, and with their symptoms. Patients will notice, after several treatments, the pain in their forehead, nose, and cheeks begin to decrease. In addition, they will start to see more mobility come back to their spine and other affected areas of the body.
  • Lifestyle Advice - With any injury, whether to the back, neck, or extremities, the last thing you want to do is make the pain worse. The same idea applies to handling seasonal allergies and sinus conditions. Our advice is designed to help you perform everyday tasks and responsibilities safely. We focus on healing and relief from seasonal allergies and sinus conditions, not aggravating the pain further.


Our chiropractors at Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South have been trained not to directly treat allergies, but to locate these areas in the spine that may be causing the interference that is contributing to the development of the symptoms. Through a careful evaluation of the spine, our chiropractors will locate the specific abnormalities and carefully adjust them to attempt to restore proper nervous system function. As many chiropractors have said, the people that don’t understand how chiropractic can help conditions such as allergies, are the ones who have actually never been to one for care.

Contact Our Omaha Chiropractor for Allergies/ Sinus Conditions

To get started with chiropractic care for your seasonal allergies/ sinus conditions, choose our Omaha, NE chiropractor today. Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South is currently accepting new patients of all ages. Call our office today. When it comes to seasonal allergies/ sinus conditions, get relief NOW & FAST.


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Diamond Chiropractic Omaha South

12411 W Center Rd Ste 105
Omaha, NE 68144

(402) 505-4414