Chiropractic Care For Breathing Problems In Surprise, AZ
If you have breathing problems, you may think there is no way that a chiropractor could help you. After all, breathing problems are about the lungs, and chiropractors work with the joints and spine. However, at Spring Back Chiropractic in Surprise, AZ, we know that seeing a chiropractor for breathing problems is one way to help get relief for asthma and other conditions that can impact your ability to breathe. To understand how it is important to understand a little about asthma.
Asthma is a condition in which the airways in the lungs become inflamed. The inflammation causes them to swell, which narrows the airways. People may also produce extra mucus. The narrowed airways make breathing difficult. Asthma symptoms can be mild to severe, and patients may find it mildly inconvenient or life-threatening, depending on the severity.
In addition to making it difficult to breathe, asthma can cause:
- Chest Pain
Chiropractic treatment for asthma does not directly impact your lungs. However, your lungs are controlled by your nervous system, which is linked to the spinal column. Your primary breathing muscle is the diaphragm. The diaphragm is an interesting muscle because breathing can be controlled (voluntary) but is also involuntary. The nerves that control the diaphragm exit the spinal column. If the spine is misaligned near those nerves, it can impair your breathing.
A chiropractor for asthma works on fixing any subluxations in the spine that could impact the diaphragm’s function. In fact, chiropractic care for breathing problems other than asthma starts at the same place; ensuring that the diaphragm can function properly and without impediments.
Will this get rid of your asthma or other breathing condition? Probably not. Diaphragm function is only one element of proper lung function. However, it has been shown to help improve breathing and even to reduce both the severity and frequency of asthma attacks in some patients. For people with mild asthma, it could even be the only treatment that they need. For others, it can be a great complement to other medical interventions.