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Asthma Treatment - Chiropractic Care

Asthma is a condition that occurs when there is inflammation or swelling to the passages that carry air to the lungs. Typically this is a chronic condition that makes breathing difficult for those who suffer with asthma.

Common symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath. In asthma “attacks” these symptoms can become severe and even fatal in some cases. Common treatments that most people are aware of include the use of steroids like those found in the common “puffers”. These are designed in two stages, red and green. The green inhaler is meant for daily use and serves to address the chronic inflammation that is typical of asthma. This is meant for long tern use in many people who suffer with asthma. The red inhaler is meant to manage the severe episodes that can occur from time to time. This is more for emergency use.

Both puffers use steroid medications designed to reduce inflammation and mucus production thus decreasing the symptoms of asthma. A nebulizer is often used in place of the common puffer but essentially delivers the same medications. Chiropractic care takes a different and natural approach to managing patients with asthma. Doctors of chiropractic have long been concerned with the side effects of all medications and those used to treat asthma are no different. By focusing on the nervous system control of an asthma patient’s lungs and airways, chiropractors often find that there is comprise there.

This interference to the nervous system control enables the body to produce too much mucus as well as keep the airways in a chronic state of being constricted. Rather than recommend an asthma patient seek medication to chemically open the airways, chiropractic works on the source of asthma. In this case, the irritation to the nerves. It’s common medical knowledge that the nerves that control the lungs and airways branch off of the spinal cord, and exit the spinal column. Improper spinal alignment can cause damage or interference to these nerves leading to asthma symptoms. Chiropractic care seeks to first locate the areas in the spine of interference and then realign them.

Chiropractic adjustments to the spine help remove this nerve pressure and allow the body to correct the asthma symptoms. Since asthma is a chronic condition, chiropractic care over time seems to have the great  results for reducing both the chronic symptoms of asthma as well as the more severe episodes. Doctors of Chiropractic like Dr. Mark Glynn of The Pain to Health Center in Naperville, IL have helped countless asthma patients with great results. If you, or someone you know, suffers with asthma, call The Pain to Health Center today for a complimentary chiropractic consultation. The Doctors of Chiropractic will make sure you get all your questions answered and will give you their best advice for helping your asthma.

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