by Lindsay Peterson, DC
Chiropractors only help with neck pain, back pain, and headaches… right? Nope. Read my blog below to learn a little more about a common condition chiropractic has been shown to help with.
It’s a common misconception that chiropractors can only help manage back pain, neck pain and headaches, but that could not be further from the truth. Chiropractic adjustments enhance the function of the nervous system – the master system in our body that controls everything within our bodies from the heart and lungs to the digestive tract and reproductive organs. By strengthening the nervous system, the body is better able to respond, adapt and carry out the necessary functions to keep our organs working the way that they should.
Asthma is one of the many conditions that chiropractic adjustments can help relieve and manage. For those that don’t know, asthma is a narrowing of the airways accompanied by increased mucus production within the airways themselves. Some of the signs and symptoms associated with asthma include coughing, wheezing, chest pain, and shortness of breath.
Asthma may be exercise induced, allergy induced or provoked by various occupational or environmental triggers. Common triggers for asthma can be found here. The severity of asthma and its associated “attacks” can take on a wide range from the occasional irritation to a life-threatening situation. Asthma is often managed with medication (in the form of an inhaler), oxygen therapy, avoidance of triggers and other preventative strategies. Although there are many ways to prevent experiencing an asthma attack, it is important to be aware of the common risk factors. It is important to be aware of these risk factors so that you can make the necessary efforts to decrease your chances of developing asthma.
While asthma may not always be avoidable, there is much that you can do to keep yourself from suffering as frequently. In addition to the avoidance of triggers, chiropractic adjustments can help to manage or relieve many of the common signs and symptoms that accompany asthma. Some studies even show that chiropractic care can help to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate the need for medication. This is not only true for adults, but kids too!
If you or someone you know struggles with asthma and is looking for support and relief, be sure to share this post with them and get in touch with us to see how we can help!