More than 25.9 million Americans suffer from asthma, and more than 230 million people worldwide. Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of environmental and genetic factors and is a chronic lung condition that inflames and narrows the airways that bring air from the nose and mouth to the lungs. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. If left untreated, asthma can be deadly.
While traditional treatments for asthma include inhalers and prescription medications, alternative methods such as chiropractic should also be considered as part of a treatment plan.
Many who suffer from asthma have accepted a life of maintenance of the illness, relying on inhalers and meds, but chiropractic has been shown to help improve the condition with regular treatment! Chiropractic care removes vertebral subluxations from the spine, allowing nerve function to improve, which in turn, improves all bodily functions. By restoring the body to its natural state of alignment, nerves can function as they should, allowing organs (lungs included!) to do their job as they should.
Chiropractic also benefits asthma sufferers by fixing musculoskeletal alignment problems in the ribcage and spine. In doing so, the thoracic cavity is free to expand as it should, and take in the air the body requires to live.
Asthma is an all too common illness, and so it is important to examine all treatment options available to help treat this disease. Chiropractic care treats asthma at the root of the cause and does not just mask its symptoms as prescription medications do.
Call our office today for you consultation so we can discuss treatment options for your asthma!