Some of the most common signs of allergies involve the respiratory system. Most people with allergies find it difficult to breathe, and may even have symptoms of wheezing, coughing and sneezing. These symptoms can increase the stress in the muscles and joints that are involved in breathing.
People with allergies often notice tightness in the chest area and may find it difficult to inhale while breathing. This is often because the respiratory muscles have been overworked. To get a better understanding, let’s examine some of the muscles that may be affected by allergies:
Patients with chronic allergies may notice these muscles tighten over time and may have difficulty moving their neck due to this tightness. Patients may also experience pain and tenderness in the region of their ribs.
Chiropractic care can help alleviate the symptoms that allergies may cause. Techniques such as laser therapy and ultrasound can help reduce muscle tightness. Stretches and trigger point therapy can increase the range of motion in the neck. Manual techniques can help increase the motion in the spinal joints which can help reduce the stress placed on the respiratory muscles.