A Research Review: Chiropractic Care vs Asthma

Asthma also called bronchial asthma is a condition where a person’s airways become inflamed, which in turn narrows the bronchial tubes and produces extra mucus which makes it very difficult if not almost impossible to breathe in extreme cases.

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Asthma is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in USA. More than 26 million Americans are affected, including 7 million children.

Asthma can range from a minor problem to a serious and deadly life-threatening attack. The death rate from Asthma has increased more than 66% since 1980, with a record 6600 annual deaths attributed to Asthma. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to this disease.

Symptoms of Asthma

Cough: can occur at night, during exercise, can be chronic, and dry, with phlegm, mild or severe.

Respiratory: difficulty breathing, wheezing, breathing through the mouth, fast breathing, frequent respiratory infections, rapid breathing or shortness of breath at night.

Also Common: chest tightness, flares, anxiety, early awakening, fast heart rate or throat irritation.

An asthma attack can be triggered by different types of irritants including dust, pollen, ragweed, aspirin, perfume, stress, dust mites, pet hair, food additives and occupational vapors. Although these may trigger an attack, they are not the primary cause of the attack.

What do Doctors Say?

Neurosurgeon, Dr. James Woddersee says “Subluxations of vertebra occur in all parts of the spine and in all degrees. When the dislocation is so slight as to not affect the spinal cord, it will still produce disturbances in the spinal nerves passing from the foramina”.

In other words, these slight dislocations can cause an interruption in nerve signals not allowing the lungs to get the message to breathe properly.

According to Academy of Pain Research, Dr. T.N. Lee – “Hyper functional or Hypo functional neurons along a neural chain prevent normal nerve transmission causing disturbances in the homeostasis of the cells, tissues and organs”.

Asthma, If Misdiagnosed, Can Be Deadly

Asthma is among the most common chronic illness accounting for 14.2 million lost workdays for adults. It also accounts for 10.5 million missed school days a year. The number of people in the US diagnosed with asthma is increasing. The greatest rise in asthma rates is among black children, with an almost 50 percent increase from 2001 to 2010. Researchers estimate asthma-related costs, including the direct cost of health care and indirect costs such as decreased worker productivity, at around $60 billion annually.

Is There Any Chance To Cure Asthma Using Chiropractic Treatment?

Chiropractors detect and correct vertebral subluxations by physically adjusting the spine. Chiropractic therapy helps to restore the nervous system to an optimum level of function which maximizes the body’s healing ability.

True Health Journal says – “One possible alternative to drug therapy for asthma is Chiropractic Care. There is mounting preliminary clinical evidence that it may offer relief to asthma sufferers. It may also be possible to rectify, at least to some extent, the hyper-responsiveness of the lungs through Chiropractic”.

A report published in Holland Medical Journal stated “Out of a group of 115 families with asthmatic children, 73% had utilized chiropractic care for the asthma and 92% of the families reported that Chiropractic was beneficial for their children.”

A recent study by Dr. Ron Pero, a leading cancer and genetic research specialist, found that chiropractic patients of all ages had a 200% greater “immune competence” than people who had never received chiropractic care and a 400% greater immune competence than people with serious diseases.

If you need help with your Asthma, call – (615)375-8423 to quickly get relief or send us an email – shae.dicksonchiropractic@gmail.com.

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