Chiropractic care can help with natural relief from asthma symptoms
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflamed and narrow airways to the lungs, inhibiting breathing. For sufferers, asthma attacks are triggered by environmental factors like air pollutants and mold, stress, or a related illness. A severe attack can be fatal.
Approximately 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma – one out of every 13 people!
Signs you might have asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
The traditional approach to treating asthma is to avoid triggers and use inhaled or oral medication to help keep airways open during an inevitable attack. The long-term use of these steroidal drugs can have a significant impact on your health. Side effects of inhalers including mood changes, osteoporosis, weight gain, cataracts, muscle weakness, and more. Oral medications can cause a minor irritations like sore throat, headaches, and nasal congestion. More severe side effects include headache, gastritis, irritability, trouble sleeping, and diarrhea.
A recent study found that 84 percent of people with asthma manage their condition using a mix of traditional and complementary therapies. Chiropractic care is the most popular choice.
Chiropractors believe there is a strong connection between asthma and misaligned vertebrae. Chiropractic adjustments reduce nerve interference so the lungs can work properly, potentially reducing reliance on prescription medications and steroids.
In a study conducted by the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 70 percent of the 3,013 patients with bronchial asthma saw improvements after chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic care may help you find natural relief if you have asthma.
Contact True Potential Chiropractic today for a consultation!
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.