AllergiesSeasonal allergies seem to hit with full force during springtime. A child who has allergies will begin showing some of the following signs:

  • Sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes, or coughing
  • Upset stomach
  • Problems breathing (asthma)
  • Changes is skin, rashes, or hives

Most parents begin by giving their children an over-the-counter allergy medication to help control the symptoms. Some of the most common ones used are:

  • Clarinex
  • Claritin
  • Allegra
  • Benadryl
  • Sudafed
  • Zyrtec


Suffering from Allergies

One reason a child may suffer from allergies is due to the fact that he may have an overactive immune system. This indicates there may be an issue with the central nervous system. Why causes this type of problem?

The reason behind a malfunctioning nervous system may have to do with a misalignment in the upper bones of the neck. The C1 vertebra has the important job of protecting the brainstem. However, if a child has a blow to the head, suffers a trip and fall, is in a motor vehicle accident, or experiences another type of injury, the bones of the neck can become misaligned. This means that they are now putting pressure on the brainstem rather than protecting it. This can cause the brainstem (part of the central nervous system) to send improper signals to the brain, leading to allergies.  


Finding Natural Help for Allergies

By correcting a misalignment of the bones of the upper neck, upper cervical chiropractors may be able to help patients restore proper function to the nervous system. We use modern technology that helps us to closely examine the bones of the neck to find the exact location of the misalignment. We then use a very gentle method – safe for adults as well as children – to realign these bones. Once the issue is corrected, many see their allergies improve.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at