Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways are inflamed and restricted. The lining of the airways becomes chronically swollen and the muscles tighten, making it difficult to breathe. The muscles of the airways are under the involuntary control of your nervous system. Chiropractors specialize in removing stress and irritation to your nervous system by correcting subluxations. By relaxing tension and pressure in this area of the spine through spinal alignment, patients can experience relief of their breathing-related symptoms we call asthma. For example, in a study of patients who had chiropractic care to help their breathing, patients cared for had a 45% decrease overall in the number of attacks that occurred, and 31% of patients were able to decrease or stop medication. These results were highlighted specifically for asthma in children.

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