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Posted on 12-27-2017
If you suffer from asthma, you’ve no doubt been juggling a combination of inhalers and other prescription medications to manage your symptoms. While these are necessary and sometimes life-saving therapies, they do come with side effects like all other drugs, and they can also become quite expensive. Fortunately, asthma treatment from your chiropractor is an option available to you as well, and it’s a safe, natural method for keeping your symptoms under control, reducing your need for other types of medications.
Just like any other part of your body, your respiratory system is controlled by electrical impulses that travel from your brain and are delivered by the nerves that extend from your spinal cord. Not only do these impulses direct the actions of your lungs and diaphragm, but they also stimulate the muscles responsible for expanding your thoracic cavity when you inhale.
If these nerves are impeded in any way, which can frequently happen when your spine is misaligned, the muscles and organs they serve can have their efficiency inhibited as well. While this is not the main cause of asthma symptoms, it can certainly contribute to making them worse. Through chiropractic adjustments to restore proper alignment and relieve pressure on those nerves, your asthma symptoms can be greatly reduced, possibly allowing you to use less medication on an ongoing basis.
When you visit your asthma chiropractor for treatment, we’ll complete a thorough physical evaluation while also discussing your medical history with you. We’ll learn as much as we can about the nature of your condition and the way it impacts your life before coming up with a comprehensive treatment plan to help improve your asthma symptoms as well as your overall health.
While it’s true that asthma is a chronic condition, symptoms are often made worse by illness, and so addressing your general health through chiropractic care is another way to keep your symptoms under control. Our treatments often involve a combination of in-office adjustments, at-home exercises, and lifestyle and nutritional counseling designed to give you the greatest possible benefits from our professional care.
To learn more about asthma and chiropractic care, schedule an appointment by contacting our offices today at (770) 733-1381.
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