January 10

The Importance of Allergy Testing


A New Service Offered by Pain and Spine Specialists

Allergies are the immune system’s way of overreacting to something in the environment. While it is natural for the immune system to expel things from the body that does not belong, these allergic reactions can cause pain and discomfort. Some allergic reactions include a runny nose, sneezing, blocked sinuses, rashes, and watery eyes. But if the body already knows what it is allergic to, why is allergy testing important?

Why is Allergy Testing Important?

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies affect more than 50 million people per year. Although there are many different allergens, seasonal allergens and hay fever affects more than 40 million Americans. Allergy testing is important because it determines the exact allergy. These allergens can include pollen, molds, food, bee venom, and dermatitis. Testing allows the doctor to narrow down the allergen and to offer medication to treat the allergies. Once an allergy test is needed, the next step is to decide what kind of testing is right for the patient.

Allergy Testing at Pain and Spine Specialists

What is different about allergy testing at Pain and Spine Specialists? Our Doctors utilize an FDA compliant, easy, and pain-free way to test for the 70 most common allergies called RelieveSI. RelieveSI not only innovative testing for allergies without the use of needles but also provides the treatments for those allergies (also needle-less!). This non-invasive test and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) delivers a cost-effective and safe solution that treats the cause of allergies and thus, eliminating the allergy symptoms. Approximately 80% of RelieveSI patients experience a significant relief in allergy symptoms within four months. The patient-friendly test only takes minutes to administer with instant results visibly identified.

For more information on our new allergy testing service, call Pain and Spine Specialists today!

Call Pain and Spine Specialists

Pain and Spine Specialists treats many conditions and injuries of the back, neck, and spine by taking a whole-person approach to care. Our focus is getting you back on your feet in good health. In Maryland, call 301.703.8767, or call 724.603.3560 in Pennsylvania to make an appointment or use the form on our site to send us a message.


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