Allergy Testing & Treatments at BackFit Health + Spine

Whether it’s seasonal triggers like pollen or year-round discomfort from certain foods, allergies can manifest in various ways, from sneezing fits to digestive issues. At BackFit Health + Spine our dedicated team specializes in comprehensive testing and personalized allergy treatments, addressing both environmental and food allergies.

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Ready for relief? Many people don’t even know they have allergies until we evaluate them. Symptoms can include:  headaches, difficulty breathing or wheezing, skin rashes, hives, facial swelling,  dark circles under the eyes, nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramps, and bloating. Our expert team specializes in identifying and treating these common allergy symptoms, providing relief from discomfort and helping you feel your very best to enjoy your life.

What are the different types of allergies?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, about 50 million people in the United States experience some type of allergy each year. It is the 6th leading cause of chronic illness. Allergies produce inflammation inside and outside of the body and can affect your ability to function. In a nutshell, allergies are no joke.

There are several different types of allergies:

  • Environmental Allergies: Often airborne, these allergies are very common resulting in inflammation in your respiratory system, runny nose, weepy or itchy eyes, sneezing, and dark circles around your eyes. Asthma-like symptoms, such as shortness of breath or wheezing, are also common.
  • Food Allergies: Also very common and more often overlooked, symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, bloating, and fatigue. If your environmental allergies last year-round, you may actually have a food allergy. Many food allergies are common food sensitivities that can be resolved.
  • Contact Allergies: Such as poison ivy, poison oak, and bee stings. Symptoms include rashes, itching and bumps, and blisters. If you’re experiencing a severe contact allergy, please contact emergency services immediately.
  • Autoimmune Allergies: An allergic reaction to any substance your body produces, such as an allergy to your own mucus or tears.

All allergies at their worst can cause a reaction called anaphylaxis, which is recognized as a rapid or difficulty breathing or swallowing, but also can be identified by fast heart rate, skin flushing, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, and shock.

Environmental and food allergies are the most common type of allergies, and they are what we focus on here at BackFit Health + Spine.

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Allergy Treatments at BackFit Health + Spine

Before we discuss treatment options, first we test you through traditional skin testing procedures. A tiny amount of each allergen is applied to a different section of your arm and then measured after 15 minutes to observe what kind of reaction you have. We test over 50 types of allergies in a single test.

The allergy skin test is very appropriate for kids and adults alike, as there is no blood test so a blood draw is not necessary. A blood test is typically used to determine food allergies. 

Once we confirm your allergies, we offer 2 treatment options:

  1. Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT): Custom serum oral treatment, great for kids.
  2. Subcutaneous Immunotherapy (SCIT): Also known as SubQ allergy shots.

Both the allergy serum and subcutaneous injection are highly effective at reducing or completely eliminating environmental allergy symptoms for most people.