Do you suffer from asthma? In the United States, we are seeing an increased rate of asthmatic diagnoses over 60% since the late 1980s. The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) estimate that nearly 20,000,000 people in the United States have asthma. Today it is common to treat the symptoms of asthma and asthmatic attacks with drugs but there is no drug that offers the chance to prevent, reduce, or improve an asthmatics quality of life. The great news for residents is that there is an alternative to drugs.
Research has suggested a connection to respiratory issues, such as asthma, and the spinal cord and nervous system. First I want you to ask yourself, what controls the respiratory system? The answer: the nervous system. A subluxation causes interference in nervous system function and an adjustment removes the subluxation.
A clinical trial revealed that patients diagnosed with asthma that were treated with chiropractic adjustments showed substantial improvement of bronchial hyper-activity, improvement in asthmatic systems and decrease in severity.
HOW DOES CHIROPRACTIC HELP?
The diaphragm and lungs are located in the thoracic cavity. The diaphragm is primarily what controls breathing and the phrenic nerve is what controls the diaphragm. The nerves the make up the phrenic nerve extend off the spinal cord and pass through the mid-neck, specifically C3, C4, and C5. If these nerves are being pinched off that causes the signals from the brain to the diaphragm to be compromised. Over time, if these nerves are being compressed enough, they can eventually die. So chiropractic helps asthma by helping to restore normal function to the nervous system.
Trauma caused by birth, slips, falls, bad posture, or accidents can cause these subluxations to occur. Toxins in your body from poor nutrition, smoking and drinking can cause subluxations to occur and believe it or not, stress and negativity can cause subluxations. A chiropractor is a highly educated doctor and it’s their job to remove these subluxations and prevent them from occurring again.
A study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research found that in 81 children with asthma treated with chiropractic care over a two month period saw a 45% decrease in asthmatic attacks and 31% voluntarily choice to decrease their medication. All of this occurred from restore nervous system function.
At Willis ChiroMed we perform no-obligation consultation to see if you may be a candidate for chiropractic care. Call us today so we can see we can improve your quality of life.