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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

Why The Pain In Your Back Can Affect Your Whole Body

by Clifton Davidson

If you're recovering from an injury to your back or simply have chronic back pain, it may alarm you to learn that, if left untreated, the back pain may spread elsewhere. While this is treatable and largely preventable, you shouldn't ignore pain in your back, or it may worsen and spread. Read on to learn why the discomfort you're experiencing now in your back may move to other parts of your body, and what you can do to stop it.

The Spine's Role

As you no doubt know, the spine is responsible for sending impulses from your brain to the rest of your body. While minor trauma to the spine won't cause an interruption in these functions, so you don't have to worry about paralysis, it can still end up spreading pain.

When your back is injured or hurting, the tissue may swell, the blood vessels may become constricted, and the discs may move closer together, pinching the tissues between them. Unfortunately, these problems can cause issues in other parts of your body. For example, if the part of your spine that channel signals from your brain to your hands is damaged, your hands, arms, or wrists may experience numbness or pain because signals aren't being transmitted as effectively as they should. 


Another serious concern is whether your back's nerves are suffering. The nerves can send pain signals throughout your body, even if there's nothing wrong with the associated part of your body. So, for example, if a nerve between two discs becomes pinched, you may experience pain not only in your back, but in your limbs. Alternatively, the pinched nerve may not properly transmit signals, meaning that you may lose sensations in some parts of your body.

Stopping The Progression

Back pain should never be ignored, and you can prevent pain in the rest of your body if you see a chiropractor. Chiropractors are experts at treating the spine, and through a physical exam and x-rays, they can determine if there's physical damage to your spine or surrounding tissues. If there is a problem, simple therapies like spinal adjustments or massage can help to alleviate your pain and keep other parts of your body from being affected.

Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the country, but you don't have to suffer through it. If you're in pain, talk to a chiropractor about getting help for your back and body.

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