Asthma cases have nearly doubled in the past 20 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 20 million people in the United States presently have asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that is responsible for the inflammation and narrowing of the airways. The most common symptoms are wheezing, tightness in chest, coughing and shortness of breath. This inability to breathe freely can be scary and frightening to children and adults.
For many cases of asthma, chiropractic can provide a safe and natural approach for treatment. A chiropractor determines if there is a misalignment of the bones in the spine that irritate the nerves associated with the function of the lungs and the diaphragm.
The lungs and the diaphragm are responsible for breathing and their ability to function is controlled by the nervous system. If there is interference of the nervous system, the lungs cannot function optimally. Chiropractic Adjustments alleviate the pressure and stress on the nervous system and allow the body to function at its ultimate potential. Once the stress is relieved, the lungs are fully capable of doing their job and incidents of asthma can be reduced if not eliminated altogether.
Chiropractic care will also boost the natural workings of the immune system, making the nervous system more efficient and assist in maintaining good health. This is important for asthma patient’s as they are more prone to attacks when they have a cold or something more serious as a respiratory infection.