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Can Chiropractic Care Help Asthma? Yes it Can!

By Donna Stark

Asthma is a respiratory condition that occurs when the airways in the body become inflamed and swollen, making it difficult to breathe. It can be a seriously challenging condition that may limit your ability to engage in many activities. If you suspect that you are struggling with symptoms related to asthma, it is vital you seek the proper medical care immediately for an accurate diagnosis. And if it is determined that you are indeed dealing with asthma, don't forget to include regular chiropractic adjustments at The Joint Chiropractic in your course of treatments! 

The Complexities of Asthma

Asthma is caused by specific triggers which vary between those who suffer from it. Each person's case is different and each attack can be different from the one before it or the one after it. Mild attacks can be short, lasting just a couple of minutes, while more severe attacks can last for hours.

Symptoms and Triggers of Asthma

The symptoms of asthma may include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest pressure or tightness. But remember, they can vary between people ... and so can the triggers. Take a look at a few of the most common triggers below. 

  • Pollen
  • Certain varieties of grass
  • Dust mites
  • Mold spores
  • Cold air
  • Physical activity
  • Air pollutants

Chiropractic Care for Asthma

Although there is no cure for asthma, routine chiropractic adjustments can help you manage the symptoms that come with it. Chiropractic adjustments encourage proper alignment of the spine and help to ease tension in the muscles used during the respiratory process. They can also restore optimal function to the nervous system (which directly impacts the respiratory system) by removing any interference that is blocking the communication pathways between your brain and lungs. It's easy to see how this can impact the way a person breathes.

Continued Care for Asthma

Treating and managing your asthma symptoms as quickly as possible can help keep the condition from becoming worse and may even reduce the risk of long-term damage to the lungs, but it's not only up to your doctors to do so. There are several things you can do on your own as well. Here are some suggestions.

  • Reduce your outdoor exposure when pollen counts are high
  • Invest in some air purifiers for the home
  • Clean filters regularly
  • Keep windows and doors closed
  • Dust and vacuum your house regularly
  • Wash bedding weekly
  • Engage in physical activities that don't tax your body as much

Breathing Well

Getting the proper diagnosis and treatment is pivotal to your overall well-being, and your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are excited to be a part of the solution! Come on in to see them today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in San Antonio, Tex.

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