Looking for shallow breathing treatments in Sydney? Chiropractic treatment is a drug free and natural way to deal with shallow breathing in an effective and healthy way …

Chiropractic treatments have been shown to affect breathing and respiration1 . Poor posture and stress are common causes of shallow breathing and related respiratory issues. Straightening things up and correcting spinal subluxations affects the nervous system and can improves the body’s functionality. Shallow breathing can be caused by many things not limited to; poor digestion, fatigue, back pain, headaches and stress. All of the body’s systems work together and affect each other. At Complete Chiropractic, our fully trained practitioners will complete a thorough diagnosis of your postural health and general wellbeing to ascertain the most effective chiropractic care for you. Our gentle approach to realigning your spine in combination with exercises, soft tissue massage, and understanding how lifestyle choices impact upon our health.

 Research from a medical journal titled Brain Research Bulletin in 1998 found a connection between the alignment of the upper neck vertebrae and breathing. Stimulation of small neurons located in the muscles, joints, discs, and ligaments in the upper neck create positive changes in the diaphragm, lungs, and blood vessels.

Chiropractic Care Can Assist Breathing Issues

Chiropractic care is drug free and the natural alternative to pharmacological based treatments. We treat the whole person and not just the body. Breathing can be particularly related to nervous system issues like stress, anxiety and trauma. Fear and the fight or flight mechanism within the human body are not conducive to relaxed breathing. Shallow breathing may be a symptom of how your body is reacting to a situation at work or at home. The soothing nature of chiropractic care can allow your body to return to a more relaxed state and recover its former equilibrium. Realigning the spine, also, involves the autonomic nervous system, which runs along the spine2.

When Posture & Spinal Alignment Are Correct

At Complete Chiropractic, we understand how our physical body functions best, when posture and spinal alignment are correct. If you or a loved one is suffering from shallow breathing, or a respiratory issue, come in and see if chiropractic care may be the right treatment option.


  1. Brain Res Bull. 1998 Nov 15;47(5):413-9 “Influences of neck afferents on sympathetic and respiratory nerve activity.” Bolton PS, Kerman IA, Woodring SF, Yates B.J
  2. Postural and Respiratory Modulation of Autonomic Function, Pain, and Health. Lennon J, Shealy C, Cady R, Matta W, Cox R, Simpson W. AJPM (American Journal of Pain Management) 1994; 4:36-39.