What is Asthma?
People who are diagnosed with asthma have symptoms that include:
- wheezing, and
- chest tightness
These symptoms are brought on by a spasm in the bronchi which constrict the passage that air flows through to get to the lungs. This constriction interferes with breathing and can cause a tremendous amount of discomfort and even panic sometimes.
What causes Asthma?
Asthma cases seem to be rising at an alarming rate. Some think it’s due to a combination of factors, especially the increase of chemicals in our environment.
These days, airtight, super-insulated homes can trap chemicals, molds, formaldehyde and other irritants. Even the increasing use of cesarean births, antibiotics, and our fascination with germ killing; have been cited.
If these factors were the only issue, why wouldn’t all children living in the same house and breathing the same air, suffer equally?
The Chiropractic Connection
Your diaphragm is the primary muscle used for breathing. Nerves that control each breath leave your brain and exit the spinal cord in the mid-neck area (C3, C4 and C5). Spinal problems in this area can have a profound affect on the nerve supply to the diaphragm and can account for problems in the function of the diaphragm.
Reducing vertebral subluxations in the spine may help restore proper nervous system control of the lungs and improved function can begin.