Low Back Pain
Mid Back Pain
Numbness and Tingling
Vertigo & Dizziness
Asthma / Breathing Problems
Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways.
When exposed to “triggers” such as dust, pet dander, smoke, or cold
air, the airways constrict and may produce excess mucous hampering
airflow. This makes it more difficult to breath and can lead to
coughing, wheezing, and in rare circumstances even death. Deaths
from asthma have greatly increased lately. The increasing dependence
and over usage of medication are thought to be contributing factors
to this increase in death. Asthma is the most common chronic
Chiropractic and Breathing
The nervous system
directly controls breathing and airway constriction/ dilation.
Autonomic nervous system dysfunction is common in asthmatic
sufferers. Mobility of the thoracic spine has been shown to directly
effect respiratory function. Chiropractors correct subluxations in
the spine which can irritate the nerve supply to the lungs and
airways. In a study of 81 asthmatic children, 73 showed significant
improvement after chiropractic adjustments; 25 of them voluntarily
decreased their medication by an average of 66.5%. Several reports
have shown lung volume to increase after chiropractic care. In
another study of patients with chronic pulmonary disease (including
bronchitis and emphysema) over 90 % reported improvement in symptoms
after spinal care.
- Eraham, RL, Pistolee RA. An impairment rating analysisof asthmatic children under chiropractic care. JVSR, 1997;1(4).
- Melin G, Harajula R. Lung function in relation to thoracic spinal mobility and kyphosis. Scandanavian Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine. 1987;19:89-102.
- Masarsky C, Weber M, Chiropractic and lung volumes- A retrospective study. ACA J of Chiropr 1986; 23(9): 65-8
- Kessinger R; Changes in pulmonary funtion associated with upper cervical specific chiropractic care. J Vert Sblux Res 1997; 1(3):43-9
- Spitzer WO, et al. The use of B-agonists and the risk of death from asthma. NEJM. 1992;326:501-506.