Asthma & The Chiropractic Approach
Asthma and The Chiropractic Approach of New Life Family Chiropractic Center a Merrillville Chiropractor dives into the literature.
The Asthma and Chiropractic Care Research
Growing natural healthy kids ensures proper growth and development. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 19.2 million adults aged 18 and older currently have asthma. With such a high prevalence, asthma is definitely a disease that deserves our attention. Traditional remedies such as prescription drugs and inhalers are very common for this condition. However, there are other treatments, such as chiropractic, that should be considered a viable option.
Children with asthma
What is asthma?
This is a disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the body’s airways. This causes shortness of breath and wheezing. Many people experience these symptoms during games and activities, and others during periods of inactivity.
As mentioned above, there are prescription medications that can treat the symptoms.
Although they are effective in treating asthma attacks, they can also have side effects.
What are the effects of asthma?
Some people think asthma is just a problem that sometimes has to be tackled. For many, however, it presents dangerous risks. People with life-threatening asthma need to understand what their symptoms are and how best to treat them.
These symptoms may indicate that something is wrong with your body and should be investigated further. But what can you do? Starting care with Merrillville Chiropractic can easily reduce the incidence of asthma attacks.
How can chiropractic help with asthma? Chiropractic care is a safe and natural way to control asthma at its source.
This is a very effective way to reduce the need for inhalers or respiratory therapy after starting chiropractic treatment. A misaligned spine can affect the functioning of the central nervous system and cause nerve disorders.
When nerves can’t communicate properly, the body can’t function, which can lead to health problems, including asthma. Gentle chiropractic adjustments can eliminate any spinal misalignment and restore proper neurological function.
Proper neurological function can significantly reduce other health problems and even alleviate this disease.
Plus, seeing a chiropractor regularly can really boost your immune system and reduce your risk of colds and other respiratory illnesses that can make asthma attacks worse.
Reduce the frequency of asthma attacks
When patients begin chiropractic treatment, they find that they have fewer asthma attacks.
Because once the spine is properly aligned, there will be no communication problems between the brain and the body. This includes your lungs and the muscles that help you breathe.
Eventually, your lung function will improve and you will have fewer asthma attacks. Promotes Airflow
Your lungs allow you to breathe, so if your airways and diaphragms aren’t working properly, airflow to your lungs is restricted.
When the spine is aligned, airflow to the lungs improves, as does diaphragm function. You will be able to breathe better if your lungs and diaphragm can move freely. It won’t cure asthma, but it can definitely help you feel more comfortable.
Boosting the Immune System
You may not realize that your immune system has a lot to do with asthma. In fact, these attacks can be caused or made worse if your immune system isn’t working optimally. A chiropractor can help your immune system work at its best and can help you.
Chiropractic care for asthma
If you or your child have this condition, talk to your chiropractor. You may be surprised by the combinations of treatments we offer and those prescribed by your doctor.
Chiropractic can help you manage stress so you can live a normal life without holding yourself back. Make an appointment here at one of our Merrillville chiropractic centers.
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- Liu AH, Zeiger R, Sorkness C, et al. The Childhood Asthma Control Test: retrospective determination and clinical validation of a cut point to identify children with very poorly controlled asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;126(2):267-273.e13. doi:10.1016/j.jaci.2010.05.022
- Castro-Rodriguez JA, Rodriguez-Martinez CE, Ducharme FM. Daily inhaled corticosteroids or montelukast for preschoolers with asthma or recurrent wheezing: a systematic review. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2019;54(4):469-489. doi:10.1002/ppul.24271
- Pruteanu AI, Chauhan BF, Zhang L, Prietsch SO, Ducharme FM. Inhaled corticosteroids in children with persistent asthma: dose-response effects on growth. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014;(7):CD009878. Published 2014 Jul 28. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009878.pub2
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