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Help for Asthma in Grand Forks

Kids in a circleDid you know that, according to the Centers for Disease Control, asthma affects approximately 1 in 13 people? It’s also the leading chronic disease in children. So what causes asthma? There’s no definitive answer though according to research, the sharp increase in the number of asthma cases is related to environmental factors such as increased pollution, food preservatives, mold and even genetics.

Asthma Defined

According to the World Health Organization, asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent episodes of breathlessness and wheezing. The frequency and severity are dependent on the person. Some individuals experience attacks at any time; others only have them during certain situations or activities.

Chiropractic: a Natural Solution

If you or a family member has asthma and would like an alternative to inhalers or prescription medications, consider chiropractic care.

While chiropractors don’t treat asthma or any other specific condition, they do look at how well the body is functioning as a whole. Dr. Jenna will look at the level of the spine that is associated with those structures involved. She can check and adjust areas of the spine that are associated with your diaphragm (C3, C4 and C5).

Spinal problems in this area can profoundly affect the nerve supply to the diaphragm and the way you breathe. Dr. Jenna also will carefully check your thoracic spinal segments because the nerves that exit this portion of your spine supply power to the lungs and bronchial tubes.

Studies Reveal Chiropractic’s Effectiveness

Several different studies have looked at the connection between the chiropractic adjustment and an improvement in asthma symptoms. Following a treatment using chiropractic adjustments, parents and children have reported lowered severity of asthmatic symptoms. Other case studies have shown a link between chiropractic adjustments and a decrease in asthmatic symptoms.

Contact Paragon Chiropractic & Wellness Center today to book an appointment with Dr. Jenna!

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