Asthma is a type of allergic reactions involving the lungs, which produces effects inflammation in the airways as well as narrowing of the bronchus and bronchioles. As a result, patients with asthma experience difficulty of breathing, wheezing and excessive cough. The causes of asthma are related to intrinsic as well as extrinsic allergens. The most common cause is reactions to dander, extremes of weather and dusts. People with asthma may potentially live with the condition, but some children are able to outgrow it producing only mild symptoms during adulthood. However, the symptoms of asthma tend to be moderate to severe because it affects the airways, which is the most important in the hierarchy of needs. Once there is an acute asthmatic attack, it may lead to status asthmaticus, which may be life-threatening.
The treatments for asthma are often expensive and may produce various side-effects especially to children. Prolonged use of steroid therapy leads to serious side-effects in children. These vast effects of medical treatment for asthma lead to problems in the family and patients. Because of this, a lot of asthma remedies are available to help people with asthma eradicate the condition. Once of the alternative treatments for asthma is chiropractic care, like that which Dr. Mohr, the best-rated Tampa chiropractor, provides.
Chiropractic care provides a natural, safe and medicine free approach in treating asthma. Chiropractors usually treat asthma through managing vertebral subluxations in the spine. Vertebral subluxations are considered hindrances in the normal functioning of the nervous system as well as the peripheral areas in the body. Subluxations are a result of misalignments in the spine, which leads to compression of the nerves. Relieving spinal subluxations helps in removing stress on the spine and the nerves thereby leading to improved functioning of the organs such as the lungs. With these, there is improved lung capacity and the ability of the lungs to cope with environmental stresses such as allergens.
In addition, removing spinal subluxations through chiropractic care also allows improvement in the functioning of the immune system because of more efficient nerve impulse transmissions in the nervous system. Improving the immune system allows the body to ward off antigens and prevent the occurrence of asthma.
Studies show that chiropractic care significantly improved asthma symptoms. Children also experienced lesser episodes of asthma attacks along with three months of chiropractic treatments. There was also decreased need for asthma medications such as corticosteroids. Indeed, correcting the spinal misalignments through chiropractic care has proven positive results in the health of asthma sufferers.
The benefits of chiropractic care in the management of asthma may be sudden or gradual. Some patients experienced gradual improvident in symptoms, while others may have immediate positive outcomes.
Increasing the spinal health through spinal thrusts and spinal manipulations increases the well-being of the nervous system, leading also to increase functioning of all parts of the body. Asthma sufferers may undergo weekly chiropractic treatments or more frequent therapies.
Chiropractic care may have been initially designed to treat back and spinal problem, but the benefits of relieving spinal stress has also shown benefits from the rest of the body such as in the case of asthma, and Dr. Mohr, your local chiropractor in Tampa, FL has experience with treating many different conditions, so if you’re in the Wesley Chapel, Tampa Palms, or North Tampa area, come by and schedule a consultation.