According to some researchers’ estimates, there are about 300 million people around the world who deal with asthma with hundreds dying from the condition every day. To make matters worse, kids are the most likely to suffer from asthma and the number of affected people is only growing in number.
There are few things more scary for a parent than to see their child gasp for air. For children experiencing their first asthma attack, this can often mean an immediate car ride to the ER and being put on a nebulizer in an effort to restore the child’s ability to breathe. It is understandable that a parent is not eager to rush to the hospital every time their child struggles with asthma. Unfortunately, it seems like every “treatment” available only seeks to provide temporary relief for asthma symptoms.
Signs Your Child May Have Asthma
The symptoms that accompany asthma can sound like something out of a horror movie. A typical asthma attack will result in the tightening of the airway and make it feel like one is breathing through a straw. The feeling will generally only go away once an individual is medicated. Asthma can even vary in severity from person to person.
If you are not sure if your child has asthma, be on the lookout for:
- Complaints about an achy throat
- Head pain
- Excessive coughing
These are the most common precursors to a serious asthma episode. An asthma attack generally consists of:
- Heavy breathing
- Whistling breathing
- Difficulty breathing
During a severe asthma attack, additional signs to look out for include:
- Inability to speak
- Extreme difficulty to breathe
If you notice symptoms in the latter two categories, it is best to seek care as soon as possible since serious complications and even death can occur.
Conventional Asthma Treatment
Most individuals afflicted with asthma know how to take care of themselves. Apart from the serious asthma attacks, their medication generally keeps them safe during their routine lives.
However, it is not uncommon for individuals to become dependent on their asthma medications. This can be dangerous. For individuals who rely on their asthma medication too heavily, side-effects can begin to present themselves. Asthma medication is supposed to be used sparingly and if an individual becomes too eager to use their inhaler, their lungs can begin to rely on the inhaler in unnecessary circumstances. As such, overmedication can become an issue.
Not to mention, it can be bad news if the medication were to run out unexpectedly or if a dependent individual forgot their inhaler on a business trip. It’s clear, going through day-to-day life while clutching an inhaler is no way to live.
If you want a safe, natural, and effective way to treat you or child’s asthma symptoms then look no further!
Treating Asthma Symptoms with Chiropractic Care
The symptoms of asthma are well-documented and crippling. When attempting to treat asthma, it makes sense to try to eliminate the root cause instead of just reaching for a stop-gap solution.
There have been amazing results in treating asthma with one method that has proven itself effective in allowing individuals to avoid dangerous, constricting and debilitating asthma attacks.
Believe it or not, the treatment of asthma is an increasingly popular reason people take their children to go see a chiropractor. This is because chiropractic has proven itself to be effective in solving the problem at the source. Chiropractors are not interested in a temporary solution, they are interested in healing you. The science is clear - regular chiropractic care can treat the symptoms of asthma.
Chiropractors will rely on their expertise to adjust your spinal column. When the spine is aligned, your spinal muscles are able to better grow and support the lungs in the correct manner. This results in lungs have an increased capacity and strength that can overcome asthma attacks.
A misalignment of any degree is enough to throw your body out of balance, this leads to a breakdown in communication between the spine and the brain. This breakdown in communication can result in certain parts of the body not functioning at their peak, in the case of asthma it is the proper alignment of your spinal column preventing you child from breathing properly. The symptoms of asthma are simply your body letting you know it is under pressure and needs help. Luckily, chiropractors are able to solve the problem through safe, natural adjustments to your spine.
If you think that chiropractic care is a good treatment option for your asthma symptoms, contact one of our Top Rated Chiropractors today. You can overcome asthma, so start your treatment today!