Asthma, as many of us know, can be a potentially dangerous and life-threatening condition. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that around 10% of Australians in 2011 had experienced an asthma attack. It is a growing problem for many within our communities. It is particularly prevalent among children, with kids under 15 more likely to be hospitalised with asthma than adults. Some theories about the causes of the rise in asthma point the finger at sedentary lifestyle and obesity increases challenging lung strength. Greater use of acetaminophen pain killers, spray cleaners, and a vitamin D deficiency, have all been considered.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic lung condition, which involves inflammation and a narrowing of the airways, resulting in breathing difficulties, wheezing, and chest tightness. A severe asthma attack can result in death. Bronchial asthma is managed via inhaler steroid and anti-inflammatory medications. In addition to the recommended strategies of your GP, several studies have shown that chiropractic spinal manipulations can assist in the improvement and lessening of asthma symptoms. Chiropractic treatments can, also, be helpful in the management of this chronic respiratory condition by improving overall wellbeing and understanding diet and lifestyle effects upon asthma.
Chiropractic Treatments & Asthma
At Complete Chiropractic, our experienced and fully trained practitioners can assist asthma sufferers with spinal manipulations that often relieve feelings of congestion. Regular treatments can assist in lifestyle improvements in the management of asthma and its related symptoms. We regularly treat children safely and effectively to improve their quality of life. Spinal realignments can help optimise lung functioning for better sleep, improved breathing and overall wellbeing. A happier nervous system will aid in the human body’s own self-healing ability. Traumatic events like asthma attacks can leave a patient with subluxations and a misaligned spine. Contact us now to discuss your specific asthma enquiry or to find out more.