The airways in asthmatics become over sensitive to stimuli – things that would not typically bother a healthy individual, will cause irritation to the airways of an asthmatic (i.e. cold air, perfume, dust, etc). When the lining of the airways become irritated, the body’s natural reaction is to set off an inflammatory response. Fluid will build up in the lining, the bronchiole tubes will spasm and tighten giving the classical symptoms of asthma:

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased heart rate

Asthma is a chronic lung disease. The hallmark signs of asthma include:

  • Tightening of the airways (bronchoconstriction)
  • Inflammation of the airways (edema in the lining of the bronchiole tubes)
  • Increased sensitivity of airways (hypersensitivity to stimuli)
 

Possible Causes of Asthma

  • Subluxations in the spine interfering with healthy signals from the brain, lungs and diaphragm
  • Increase of chemicals in our environment
  • Cesarean births, and antibiotics
  • Allergies
 

Back On Track Testing and Care for Asthma

The doctor will complete a thorough consultation and examination of your child. We assess their physical and neurological status, their lifestyle, diet, and stressors. First, we complete a thorough consultation with you and your child discussing your child’s history, lifestyle patterns, and dietary habits. When we have gathered the necessary information, we will complete a nervous system evaluation. This will locate areas of interference and stress in your child’s nervous system. There is a high correlation between interference in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th vertebra in the neck (C3-C5), the first three vertebra in the upper back (T1-T3), and asthma. Another key component we evaluate when working with asthma is assessing the major muscle used for breathing, the diaphragm.

Once we have had a chance to evaluate and interpret all of the results, we will sit down with you and your family and go over everything we discovered, explain to you what it all means, present a customized treatment for your child including in-office procedures and important at-home care, and the costs associated with treatment. All with safe, natural solutions with a very high success rate. We will always work with your current physician to monitor medications. For more information on what we do, please contact us!

 

Chiropractic Treatment and Research

Considerable research documents the link between thespinal column, the nervous system and the respiratory system. This is why so many people have mentioned improved breathing by consulting our office. Chiropractic research has found links between subluxations in the middle neck-upper back and asthma.

The diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. The nerves that control each breath travel from your brain, down the spinal cord, and exit through the spine in the middle neck (C3, C4, and C5) to reach the diaphragm. The same is true for the nerve supply to your lungs which exit through
Considerable research documents the link between thespinal column, the nervous system and the respiratory system. This is why so many people have mentioned improved breathing by consulting our office. Chiropractic research has found links between subluxations in the middle neck-upper back and asthma.

The diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. The nerves that control each breath travel from your brain, down the spinal cord, and exit through the spine in the middle neck (C3, C4, and C5) to reach the diaphragm. The same is true for the nerve supply to your lungs which exit through the upper back (T1, T2, and T3). Subluxations in these areas can have a profound affect on the nerve supply to the diaphragm and/or lungs.

The nervous system is involved in every aspect of living and when this vital system is compromised, a variety of problems can manifest, including difficulty breathing and increased mucus production. Chiropractic understands that the body can heal itself given the right environment.

Chiropractic also believes as thma is not due to a shortage of medication. Instead, we look for environmental and lifestyle stressors, and disturbances in your child’s nervous system. Removing stressors and correcting subluxations through chiropractic adjustments enhance the function of the nervous system and allow your child’s innate intelligence to heal itself.

 

Medical Treatment and Research

The most common medical treatment used for asthma patients is through pharmaceutical intervention. Common medications include: anti-inflammatory agents (leukotriene modifiers), corticosteroids, sodium cromoglycate, bronchodilators, and anti-cholinergics. All of these chemical-based medical approaches poison receptor sites or kill life-sustaining enzymes.

The efficacy of these treatments is questionable. Present guidelines for treatment are focused on adults, not children. There is no agreement between medical professionals on what age is appropriate for treatment and how soon to start. There is mixed evidence and debate among experts of whether or not allopathic treatments interfere with lung development.