Chiropractic care for Asthma

Why is it that even though chiropractic care doesn’t treat asthma, so many people prone to asthmatic attacks admit to the fact that they feel a distinct improvement after being treated by our chiropractic practice? Research suggests a connection between the spinal column, which in turn affects the nervous system and consequently the respiratory system. This could be the reason why many of our patients have claimed their breathing has improved by consulting our chiropractic service.

Innumerable Factors

Compared to past statistics, asthma cases seem to be on the rise at a shocking rate. Some schools of thought believe it could be a multitude of reasons, especially the high rate of chemicals in our environment.
Nowadays, hermetically sealed, super-insulated homes can trap many harmful elements such as:

  • Chemicals
  • Molds
  • Formaldehyde and various other irritants

It has even been claimed that the high rate of cesarean births, antibiotics usage and germophobia have been cited.
Our question at Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic is though, that if these factors were the only issue, wouldn’t all children living in the same house and breathing the same air, suffer the same harmful effects?

The Chiropractic Association

Everyone knows that the main muscle used to help you breathe is your diaphragm. Your brain houses the nerves which control each breath you take, and exit the spinal cord in the mid-neck (C3, C4 and C5) area. Consequently, any problems you might face in this specific area of your spine will definitely have a major effect on the nerve supply to your diaphragm.
Reducing vertebral subluxation complexes in the spine may aid the restoration of complete nervous system control of the lungs and drastically reduce asthma attacks. Call our office in Surrey today to find out how chiropractice care can achieve this.

Further Research Required

In fact, research published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the results experienced by 81 children with asthma who received chiropractic care. The two-month study revealed that those under care saw a 45% decrease in the number of “attacks” and that 31% of the subjects voluntarily chose to decrease their medication. All this only from improved nervous system achieved through chiropractic care!

Explore the Possibilities

While we know that chiropractic care may facilitate in the reduction of the regularity and severity of asthma attacks, we can’t vow complete eradication of the problem. However, if you or someone you know has subluxations, and those are the source of their symptoms, we can verify that many have found respite with conservative chiropractic care. At Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic, we will be pleased to explore and discuss the different possibilities and answer any questions that you may have.

Call Morgan Creek Family Chiropractic in Surrey at 604-385 2020 to book an appointment.