Asthma and Chiropractic


Asthma and Chiropractic


If you suffer from asthma you may be interested to know that in my twenty years as a Chiropractor in Concord I have helped many patients get relief from asthma. Chiropractors do not treat asthma however, there is all kinds of research documents the link between the spinal column, the nervous system and the respiratory system. I believe this is why so  many people have mentioned improved breathing after starting care at Barton Chiropractic in Concord.

Yes drugs can reduce the symptoms. But there is not a single drug I know of that does not have side effects. Many of the side effects are worst than thae asthma.

Chiropractic and Asthma

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 (C3, C4 and C5) area. Spinal misalignments in this area can affect the nerve supply to the diaphragm. The doctors at Barton Chiropractic in Concord are experts in reducing subluxations in the spine therefor restoring proper nervous system control of the lungs so that improved function can begin.


Research on Chiropractic and Asthma

The types and frequencies of nonmusculoskeletal symptoms reported after chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy.  Leboeuf-Yde C, Axen I, Ahlefeldt G, et al. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Nov/Dec 1999:22(9) 559-64.

Twenty consecutive patients from 87 Swedish chiropractors answered questionnaires on return visits.  A total of 1,504 questionnaires were completed and returned.  Twenty-three per cent of patients reported improvement in nonmusculoskeletal symptoms, including:

·        Easier to breathe (98 patients)

·        Improved digestive function (92)

·        Clearer/better/sharper vision (49)

·        Improved circulation (34)

·        Less ringing in the ears (10)

·        Acne/eczema better (8)

·        Dysmenorrhoea better (7)

·        Asthma/allergies better (6)

·        Sense of smell heightened (3)

·        Reduced blood pressure (2)

·        Numbness in tongue gone (1)

·        Hiccups gone (1)

·        Menses function returned (1)

·        Cough disappeared (1)

·        Double vision disappeared (1)

·        Tunnel vision disappeared (1)

·        Less nausea (1)


In fact, research published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research documented the results experienced by 81 children with asthma who received chiropractic care. The two-month study revealed that those under care saw a 45% decrease in the number of "attacks" and that 31% of the subjects voluntarily chose to decrease their medication. Numerous Studies have confirmed what Chiropractors have known for a long time.

All this without drugs!

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Chiropractic care may help reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks. Naturally, we can't make any promises, however, if your son or daughter has subluxations, and they are the cause of their symptoms, many have found relief with conservative chiropractic care. Call Barton Chiropractic in Concord at 685-2002 and and get you or your loved ones the care they need. 



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