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Chiropractic Treatment for Asthma

Chiropractic Treatment for Asthma: An Effective Tool for Treating Asthma

Asthma is one of the fastest growing childhood conditions in the US. On the rise for more than thirty years, it is quickly becoming an epidemic. According to the CDC, over 6.3 million children and 17.7 million adults suffer from asthma. Collectively, that equates to approximately seven to eight percent of the population.

Asthma is a condition where the body reacts to allergens in the environment, like dust, air pollution, or sometimes emotional stress, by using the immunological response. That leads to inflammation in the lungs and airways causing shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and, in extreme cases, an inability to breathe requiring emergency care. Asthma causes the airways to constrict so the body can’t deliver oxygen to the cells in an efficient manner.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care to Treat Asthma?

Traditional treatment that help with asthma typically include medications and inhalers to suppress the immune system and to stop the spasms and contractions that lead to an asthma attack. The best way to help with asthma, however, is preventative care like chiropractic treatment for asthma. A non-invasive treatment, chiropractic treatment for asthma is an excellent way to prevent both its occurrence and severity.

Chiropractic care works by realigning the spine so that blood and oxygen can flow naturally. Manipulation works to adjust the nerves in the body so that there aren’t any obstructions that can lead to nerve impulses. Maligned or blocked nerve pathways can exasperate the symptoms of asthma.

A natural and healthy alignment allows the organs to function as they should. It also ensures that the rib cage and the spine are in alignment to provide the thoracic cavity, the freedom to expand fully when necessary. Good alignment ensures that, even when asthma is triggered, the body has enough room to compensate for inflammation and it helps to lessen the asthmatic response and the severity of it.

Non-traditional Asthmatic Treatments

There are other ways that a chiropractor can help to reduce the effects of asthma on daily life. When traditional therapies are not enough to maintain control over asthma, a chiropractor can also contribute to educate patients about:

  • Regular chiropractic asthma treatment
  • Limiting exposure to allergens and triggers
  • Lifestyle changes to increase cardiovascular health
  • Dietary changes

Benefits of Chiropractic Care When You Have Asthma

Because asthma affects so many individuals, it is important to have many modalities to tackle both the occurrence of asthma attacks and the severity of them. Everyone responds differently to treatment, so having as many tools as possible is the best way to both treat and prevent asthma in both children and adults.

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive way to provide prevention for asthmatic reactions and to ensure that the nerves and muscular skeletal system are in perfect alignment for optimal oxygen flow to help improve quality of life.

Contact Raleigh Chiropractic Care today to discuss how we can work together to overcome your symptoms of asthma.