While many people believe that chiropractic care is great for back and neck pain, it can also be beneficial for so much more. Chiropractic is a great way to improve overall health and wellness so that you can feel great and experience proper function of all your body’s systems. A visit to a Lithia Springs chiropractor can even benefit those who suffer from asthma. Asthma is a condition that affects breathing, and it occurs from inflamed and narrowed airways. It can affect everyone—babies, children, teens, and adults alike. Annual cases of asthma have increased over the past few years, and statistics show that about 100 million people suffer from chronic asthma across the nation, and 365 million report asthma symptoms worldwide. While several cases of asthma are simply an inconvenience, some asthma attacks can be life-threatening. This common chronic disease doesn’t have a known cure, but there are ways to manage or even dissolve symptoms completely. Breathing treatments and medications can help, particularly in the midst of an asthma attack, but chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to manage asthma, relieve symptoms, and improve overall wellness.
Methods for Managing Asthma
Inhalers are the common form of treatment for managing asthma as they return airways to normal sizes almost instantaneously so breathing is easier. Some asthma suffers need to use inhalers daily, while others just use them as symptoms occur. Chiropractic has also been found to a beneficial method for managing asthma. In fact, several asthma sufferers have reported an increase in breathing ability and a decrease in severe asthma symptoms with regular visits to a Lithia Springs chiropractor.
How Chiropractic Care for Asthma Can Help
Long-term relief for asthma sufferers is possible with chiropractic. Our body’s central nervous system, composed of the brain and spinal cord, is responsible for proper function of all of the body’s systems. Misalignments of the spine can cause nerve interference that interrupts communication between the central nervous system and other systems, hindering functions and decreasing the efficiency of the immune system. Chiropractic adjustments remove these misalignments, restore nerve communication, and improve functions of our body, including the lungs, which is hugely significant for those with asthma. In an asthma case study of an 18-year-old, asthma symptoms were greatly reduced after spinal subluxations were identified and removed. In addition, a 3-year-old boy who had suffered from asthma from birth saw significant decreases of asthma symptoms after just one month of chiropractic care.
Benefits of Chiropractic
Colds and illness can exacerbate symptoms and cause additional attacks, but chiropractic adjustments improve the immune system, preventing illnesses that can make asthma worse. Asthma is also known to weaken hormonal glands. Without the proper amount of hormones, other systems of the body also suffer. Chiropractic adjustments from a Lithia Springs chiropractor can restore adrenal gland function to improve health. The respiratory system can also be greatly affected due to asthma. Improve respiratory system function, reduce asthma problems, and remove nerve interference by removing misalignments of the spine.
If you or someone you love is tired of living life around asthma symptoms, contact Dr. Ron Bolar of Vital Life Chiropractic for more information about how to reduce asthma problems. Dr. Bolar serves practice members in Lithia Springs, Mableton, Austell, Clarkdale, Wesley Station, Powder Springs, Kellogg, Douglasville, Hiram, Atlanta, and all of Douglas County.
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