By Mary Pletsch 10 Aug 2018 no comment 780 Views

Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the lungs and airway to constrict, making breathing more difficult.  The most common symptoms are wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.

Some people’s asthma is triggered by environmental factors.  Environmental factors include dust, scents, pollens and molds.

In other people, certain events increase the likelihood of an attack.  Some people experience asthmatic events more frequently when they feel anxious or stressed. Or the asthma attacks they have are more severe.

And some people experience asthma attacks seemingly at random.

Chiropractic care can mitigate asthma

Chiropractic care helps asthma sufferers in three ways.

Firstly, chiropractors are musculo-skeletal specialists.  If the body is out of alignment, it can prevent the lungs from fully inflating.  Chiropractors can adjust the body so that the thoracic spine is capable of its full range of motion, reducing pressure on the lungs.

Secondly, chiropractic care keeps the nervous system functioning at its best.  The nerves in the area of the thoracic spine also supply the lungs and the bronchial tubes.  Some people experience relief, while others find that their asthmatic attacks are less severe or less frequent.

Finally, if stress is an asthmatic trigger, chiropractic care can reduce the frequency of attacks by relieving the stress.  Chiropractic care is an effective method of mitigating stress.

Chiropractic care for asthma can help children as well as adults.

Effectively managing a chronic condition such as asthma requires a holistic approach.  Identifying triggers and minimizing exposure can help.  Visiting a chiropractor to ensure that your body is functioning at its best is another important aspect of care.  Always discuss medications with  the doctor who prescribed them.

If you, your child or someone in your family has asthma, it’s time to discover what chiropractic care can do to help.  Contact Sheppard Chiropractic and Laser Healing at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.  We are accepting new patients and we would be honoured to assist you.

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