Chiropractic care is not a treatment for asthma. However, many who suffer with asthma report considerable improvements after receiving regular chiropractic care. But why?
Your diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. Nerves that control each breath leave the brain and exit the spinal cord in the mid-neck area (C3, C4, and C5). Spinal misalignments (subluxations) can have a profound effect on the nerve supply to the diaphragm, and may lead to decreased respiratory function.
Reducing subluxations in the spine restores proper nerve control and many in many cases, leads to improved respiratory (lung and diaphragm) function.
Research on Chiropractic and Asthma
Research published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the results of 81 children with asthma who received regular chiropractic care. The two-month study revealed that those under chiropractic care saw a 45% decrease in the number of attacks, and that 31% of the subjects voluntarily chose to decrease their medication.
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Although chiropractic care can’t “cure” asthma, it may help reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks by improving the overall FUNCTION of the respiratory function. Many children and adults have reported improved breathing after receiving regular chiropractic care in our office.
If you or your child suffer with asthma, call our practice to see if conservative chiropractic care can help your family!