Chiropractic Treatment for Asthma in
Asthma is a highly common and potentially fatal condition affecting almost 5 million under the age of 18.People usually experience wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, although, the frequency and severity of attacks varies greatly from person to person. Asthma involves a combination of factors including:
- spasm of airway muscle
- edema of airway mucosa
- increased mucus secretion
- injury to airway surface
Chiropractic care has been shown to provide some benefits in asthma sufferers.In one study, 31 adults taking asthma medication were given either “sham” chiropractic spinal adjustments or “real” chiropractic spinal adjustments for a period of 4 weeks. Although there were no changes in measured lung functions, sufferers experienced a 34% reduction in their subjective asthma complaints. Further studies are needed to determine the extent of benefits; however, most chiropractors find many of their asthma patients obtain extraordinary results while under regular chiropractic care.
- Neilsen NH, Bronfort G, Bendix T, Madsen F, Weeke B. Chronic asthma and chiropractic spinal manipulation: a randomized clinical trial. Clin Exp Allergy 1995; 25:80-88.
There have been many success stories of kids and adults with asthma finding relief after starting their Chiropractic treatment. See the Spinal Nerve Chart to view how the nerves in the upper back affect the bronchi, trachea and lungs.