Did you know between 10 and 20 million people in North America has asthma? Asthma cases have increased by more than 60% since the early 1980’s with asthma related deaths doubling to 5,000 a year.
Asthma is seen more often in children than adults and is a principle cause of kids missing school. Fortunately children with asthma respond very well to chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments are very safe for children of all ages!
There is a strong link between people who suffer from childhood asthma and nerve interference from subluxations. Subluxations are when bones of the spine put pressure on or irritate nerves causing abnormal nerve function.
Chiropractic adjustments may help reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. The goal of chiropractic care is to reduce asthma sufferer’s need to rely on the many medications prescribed and to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma.
These medications, or combinations of medications, can have many troublesome and even dangerous side effects, including making patients increasingly dependent on ever-larger doses.
Preventing asthma attacks is the key to living a normal life in spit of having asthma. In practical day-to-day quality of life terms, stopping asthma attacks before they start is better than taking medications to stop the attack and restore pre-attack normality.
The correction of vertebral subluxations could reduce or eliminate the need for medication and potentially easy the severity of the asthmatic condition.
If you have questions about asthma and chiropractic care, get in touch with one of our doctors!