According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the national public health institute of the United States, “Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing at night or early in the morning”. The CDC also states: “If you have asthma, you have it all the time, but you will have asthma attacks only when something bothers your lungs”. Another health authority, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment, says “25.9 million people, including almost 7.1 children, have asthma”.
Many experts believe there is not a cure for asthma. However, Dr. Alcantara concluded in an article in the 2012 edition of Clinical Chiropractic, “Chiropractic may offer an alternative care approach for asthmatic patients”. See, although having asthma may seem debilitating, the good news is you may be able to find relief from your symptoms through chiropractic care. Asthma, or allergic reactions to the body, can be caused by the immune system or respiratory system being overly sensitive. The most common symptoms associated with asthma, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAA&I) are:
- Wheezing (Most Common)
- Shortness of Breath
- Chest Tightness or Pain
- Trouble Sleeping due to Coughing or Wheezing
Chiropractic may help with these asthma related symptoms. In order for your system to work correctly, it relies on normal communication from the brain to the spinal cord. Your nerves supply every organ of your body, and travel to the spinal column and around your bones. This means keeping them in good shape is necessary for full body health. If there is a misalignment in your body, it could be what is causing your asthmatic symptoms. For example, if your neck is misaligned, it can create an improper balance in your system function. Chiropractic care offers upper cervical examinations that can determine whether an adjustment can help free your body of these uncomfortable asthmatic symptoms for good!