Asthma is a very common condition in both children and adults. The causes of asthma are not fully defined but include allergens in the environment. Triggers can include grass, pollen, hay fever, humidity, cold temperatures, smoke and heat. Asthma often presents as wheezing attacks, difficulty breathing, coughing spells, chest pains and feelings of exhaustion. These symptoms reduce airflow in and out of the lungs. Asthma needs to be managed in an ongoing and preventative sense because even between bouts of asthma attacks the constriction and inflammation asthma suffers have is always present. Preventative medicines are often very important for asthma sufferers and even so many people who are medicated still experience asthma attacks. This is where Chiropractic can help. Commonly asthma sufferers have problems with their neck and upper back reducing lung function.
We use specific spinal adjustments to reduce nerve interference and subluxation in the spine and ribs. We also use soft tissue release techniques to reduce muscle restriction and tightness. One of the most important aspects of asthma management is to start treatment as soon as the symptoms present or are diagnosed. Children are very adaptive and commonly gain results faster than adults. If asthma is left untreated into adulthood it can result in early degeneration and increased joint stiffness. We offer you the opportunity of a healthy and active life by providing safe, gentle and effective treatment of asthma, exhaustion and breathing difficulties in both children and adults.