Did you know that today, May 3rd is world asthma day?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways, affecting more than 17 million American adults and 7 million children under 18 years of age. Asthma disproportionately affects minorities, people with lower incomes, females, and children. The disorder is characterized by mild to life-threatening episodes of airway narrowing and obstruction, causing wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Asthma has no cure, but daily preventive treatment can enable individuals to manage their symptoms and lead active lives.
And Chiropractic can help. In fact there is so much research on Chiropractic and asthma that it’s easier to send you to the source.
Patients with asthma typically have neck and upper back subluxations (spinal restrictions). Specific adjustments (precise spinal movements) to the neck and upper back restore the proper balance to your nerve system that is required for lung function.
Spinal adjustments to the neck and upper back also reduces muscle tightness and joint stiffness that occurs from the wheezing and laboured breathing.
Once your muscles, joints and nerve system are working properly, you will able to function and breathe better.