As many as 40% of people suffer from some type of allergic condition, and the number is expected to rise. Already, allergies cost Americans over $3 billion per year in sick days from work, doctor visits, and medications. If you’re suffering from allergies, chiropractic care can help. Here’s how: Strengthening the immune system: When the spine is misaligned, the brain cannot communicate as well with the rest of your body. Supporting the respiratory system: In the same way, we can restore the flow from your brain to your respiratory system, strengthening it to better deal with allergic attacks. Regulating cortisol: Weakened adrenal glands can make it more difficult for your body to moderate an allergic reaction. Properly aligning the spine can help regulate cortisol, the stress hormone released by the adrenal glands. Controlling the stress response can help relieve allergy symptoms.