Asthma is a respiratory condition that causes severe pain for millions of people each year.
Asthma causes various symptoms including coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. The number of people diagnosed with asthma has been growing steadily over the past decade. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 12 people was diagnosed with asthma in 2011. These numbers are continuing to grow and people are constantly searching for a way to make the condition more manageable.
The relationship between the spine and the respiratory system is a strong one.
By relaxing and aligning the vertebrae in the neck and spine, it helps to regulate and improve a person’s immune system. Recent studies have shown that having regular adjustments improves the overall respiratory functions in the body as well.
The science behind this study is simple. The diaphragm, a muscle that controls the act of breathing in the body, is powered by the nerves in the 3rd, 4th and 5th vertebrae in the neck. So, when these vertebrae are aligned correctly, the diaphragm works at an optimal level and breathing issues associated with asthma can be improved.