Asthma and Chiropractic Care: Breaux Bridge and Lafayette, Louisiana
Asthma is one of the most common health problems in the world. It is estimated that around 40 million people suffer with either asthma or allergies. This is not to mention that asthma can also be life threatening in some cases. Attacks can be caused by allergens or over exertion. This causes the bronchioles to spasm and become congested with mucus. This leads to difficulty in breathing, wheezing and coughing.
So How Can Chiropractic Help With My Asthma?
During the breathing process, signals in the nervous system travel from our brain to the spinal cord in the neck. By relaxing tension and pressure in this area of the spine, patients can experience relief of their breathing-related symptoms. In a recent study, children with asthma showed an overall improvement in lung capacity after only 15 chiropractic adjustments.
In a two-month study of patients who had chiropractic care to help their breathing, patients treated had a 45% decrease overall in the number of attacks that occurred, and 31% of patients were able to decrease or stop medication.
Through the use of Quantum Neurology®, we can also help the central nervous system which is very important when it comes to our breathing. The primary muscle used during breathing is the diaphragm which separates the abdominal and chest cavities. This muscle is controlled and powered by nerves that exit the 3rd, 4th and 5th vertebrae in the neck. If the nerve supply is interfered with, the diaphragm may not function normally and your ability to breathe will become impaired. A healthy nervous system is key to helping those with asthma.
If you are one of the millions who have suffered with asthma, then give our office a call. We will sit down and explain to you all that is involved in the treatment of asthma using chiropractic and Quantum Neurology® rehabilitation.
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