Breathe Easier with Chiropractic
By Sara Butler
If you suffer from asthma, you know how difficult it can be to manage the disease. Asthma symptoms can range from mild to severe, but with the help of chiropractic care, you may be able to find some relief. Here are just a few of the ways chiropractic care can benefit you if you suffer from asthma.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic lung disease, and today it afflicts more people than ever. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic believe the increase in asthma can be linked to pollutants in the air, the modern diet and lack of sufficient ventilation in the home.
The symptoms of asthma include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
Common treatments for asthma include the use of inhalers as well as other medications, but you can also add chiropractic to that list.
Reduce Frequency of Attacks
Over the course of chiropractic treatment, asthma sufferers may find they have fewer asthma attacks. This is because when the spine is in proper alignment, there is no restriction in the signals from your brain to other regions of your body, including the lungs and the muscles that assist in breathing. This may help to increase lung function and over time decrease the number of attacks.
Stimulate Air Flow
You need your lungs for breathing, obviously, and if your airway and diaphragm are not able to work optimally, it can restrict the flow of air in and out of your lungs. When your spine is aligned it can improve the air flow in and out of your lungs as well as assist in the function of your diaphragm. If your lungs and diaphragm can move freely it may help you to breathe better.
It’s important to note this isn’t a cure for asthma, but it can certainly make sufferers feel more comfortable.
Immune System Boost
When you think of asthma, your immune system may not be the first thing you think of. But, many asthma attacks can be triggered or made worse by an immune system that’s not working at its best. Chiropractic care can help your immune system to function optimally and maybe give you an edge over your asthma.
If you suffer from asthma, discuss it with your chiropractor. You may be surprised by the treatments they can offer in conjunction with the treatments offered by your medical doctor. Chiropractic might be able to help you find some relief from your symptoms and to live a life where your asthma is not holding you back. Discuss it with your chiropractor during your next visit to The Joint Chiropractic.