Natural Asthma Treatment

Columbia Chiropractors Provide Effective Asthma Treatment

There are few things more frightening than being unable to breathe – a feeling asthma sufferers know all too well. This chronic inflammatory lung condition afflicts almost 19 million adults and almost 7 million children. With air pollution on the rise, there are many struggling with asthma in Columbia. Our chiropractors have helped many patients breathe easier by alleviating the root causes of respiratory problems through chiropractic treatment, while also helping them make necessary lifestyle adjustments.

Chiropractic Care for Asthma Relief

During an asthma attack, a person’s airways respond to offending stimuli by tightening, constricting, and secreting excess mucus, causing extreme shortness of breath. Getting immediate medical relief to reopen and relax the airways is essential; otherwise, an attack could turn deadly. While inhalers and breathing treatments do this very well, they do not solve the underlying reasons a person’s lungs are so sensitive. Chiropractic care, however, can resolve miscommunications between the nervous system and the lungs, reducing the frequency and severity of asthma attacks.

Our chiropractors usually discover that people suffering upper back pain also complain of shortness of breath and co-occurring asthma symptoms. Upon further examination, they usually discover the patient has had either:

  • A poor posture-related subluxation (misalignment) of cervical (neck) vertebra (C7), or upper back vertebrae T1, T2, and/or T3; Nerves exiting the spinal column from this area directly impact the respiratory system.
  • A traumatic injury to this same area of the neck and/or upper back.

Our chiropractors can gently and precisely correct these and other subluxations to provide both upper back pain and asthma relief at its root by releasing pinched nerves responsible for controlling lung function.

In addition to chiropractic treatment, our chiropractors also recommend avoiding any known triggers to your attacks, which might include:

  • Environmental allergens and pollutants (pollen, dust, pet dander, smog, etc.)
  • Cigarette smoke (first and second-hand)
  • Stress
  • Sudden temperature changes
  • Overexertion during exercise
  • Any known food sensitivities or allergens

In addition to chiropractic care and avoiding irritants, our chiropractors may also suggest nutritional strategies that can balance your immune system and strengthen your respiratory function naturally. In general, they recommend pursuing a whole, organic diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy sources of protein and complex carbohydrates while avoiding overly processed products.

Contact our Columbia Chiropractors for individual recommendations and help overcoming your asthma today: schedule an appointment at (573) 445-4444.