Chiropractic may reduce symptoms and severity of asthma attacks
Asthma is a chronic illness, characterized by recurring bouts of wheezing and breathlessness, and cases are growing at an alarming rate – especially among children. So how can Live Well Family Chiropractic help?
While chiropractic is not an official treatment for asthma, many asthma sufferers who receive regular adjustments often report improvement in in their symptoms. There is research to support this anecdotal evidence, suggesting a link between the nervous system, the spinal column and the respiratory system.
Breathe easier with chiropractic
The nerves that exit the cervical and thoracic spine (neck and upper back) supply the lungs, bronchial tubes and diaphragm. Misalignments can impede this nerve communication, not to mention the ability of the lungs to expand fully. Reducing subluxations can help to restore nervous system control of the lungs and improve lung functioning, in turn helping asthmatics to breathe a little easier.
In fact, a study by the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research showed asthmatic children who received chiropractic care saw their number of attacks reduced by nearly half during a two-month span!