Breathe Easier with Chiropractic Care: How Chiropractic Can Ease Asthma Symptoms

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Asthma is a condition of the lungs that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Symptoms can include wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing. Over the past 30 years, the diagnosis of asthma has increased by approximately 60%. With studies being conducted and more research being published, more knowledge about asthma has led to a more frequent diagnosis in both children and adults. This is a leading chronic condition across the nation today, especially among children, as approximately 6.8 million school-aged children are affected by asthma. An additional 30 million adults also suffer from asthma. With such a rise in numbers, the question becomes, “What can we do to ease asthma symptoms and bring about relief?” The answer may surprise you. Regular visits to a New Orleans chiropractor could be extremely beneficial in alleviating symptoms of asthma and improving the health and function of the body.

Managing Asthma Symptoms

The most common form of asthma management is the use of an inhaler. Some may require an inhaler everyday while others only use it as needed. While an inhaler is extremely beneficial for managing symptoms, it can sometimes cause unwanted side effects and it doesn’t actually correct the root cause of the problem. Many asthma sufferers are searching for another way to manage asthma symptoms and decrease the use of an inhaler. Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic has helped many ease their asthma symptoms through regular chiropractic care. If you or someone you love suffers from chronic asthma or even minor and occasional asthma-related issues, it could be time to consider chiropractic care.

The Connection Between Chiropractic and Asthma

The respiratory system is directly linked to spinal health. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system, and any dysfunction of the central nervous system can cause chaos in the body’s many systems, including the respiratory system. Spinal misalignments are most often the root cause of disruption of the central nervous system than can exacerbate asthma symptoms. Gentle adjustments from New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas will remove misalignments to bring about relief. In fact, studies have shown that chiropractic care can decrease breathing difficulties by almost 40%! Not only can chiropractic care improve asthma, but it also increases immune system health to keep you from getting sick, which can drastically worsen asthma symptoms. The power of chiropractic care is truly amazing.

Supporting Research

Chiropractic research gives real world examples of how chiropractic can truly help those with asthma. In one case study, a 3-year-old boy suffered from asthma since birth and had multiple attacks many times a week. After just one month of consistent chiropractic care, he experienced a significant decrease in symptoms, and after following the plan laid out by his chiropractor, he experienced a total resolution. For many, chiropractic care has significantly reduced the need for inhaler use as chiropractic care makes breathing easier.

If you or your loved one has difficulty breathing due to asthma, chiropractic care is a safe, natural, and effective solution for managing symptoms, reducing symptoms, and opening up the airways to make it easier to breathe. Be sure to contact New Orleans chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas of Enlightened Chiropractic to set up an appointment and get started today.


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