Chiropractic helps 11 year old child with asthma

By February 19, 2016No Comments

If you or your children suffer from asthma, Chiropractic can help.

Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases in children and can cause breathlessness, wheezing and chest tightness, along with coughing at night or early in the mornings. Asthma attacks are usually triggered by an environmental irritant such as secondhand smoke, dust mites, molds, cockroaches and pests, pets, outdoor air pollution, and more. When these triggers are inhaled, they can cause irritation of the nerves that control the lungs, causing the small airways to tighten up, restricting air flow, resulting in asthma.

An eleven-year-old girl was brought to see a Chiropractor for the first time as she had a variety of health-related issues including: asthma, chronic allergies, sinus problems, dry skin, and leg cramps. During the Chiropractic examination, it was noted that the child had poor posture.

Within the first month and a half of Chiropractic care, which accumulated to 27 visits, the girl discontinued all of her medications, no longer had allergic symptoms, and could breathe normally. Improvements in her skin and posture were also seen.

Fedorchuk, C., & Opitz, K. (2014). Improvement in Quality of Life and Improved Cervical Curve in an 11-year-old Child with Asthma Following Chiropractic Intervention: A Case Study. Journal Of Pediatric, Maternal, & Family Health -Chiropractic4, 4(2)

If you have tried traditional medical care for asthma without success, know that there are numerous studies that demonstrate how Chiropractic can help those who suffer with asthma.