Atlanta Chiropractic care is not only able to treat patients who suffer from back pain, but it can also help prevent asthma attacks from taking place.
There are over 6.8 million children in the United States who have asthma, which translates to one out of three children per classroom.
This figure positions asthma as the leading chronic condition that affects children today.
In total, there are close to 30 million Americans who have asthma with the vast majority of cases residing in Western countries.
Although medical experts are unsure as to why this is the case, there are some preventative measures that patients can take to manage their asthma and prevent future attacks from happening.
What is Asthma?
Medical experts believe that asthma is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental elements that inflame and narrow the channels that transfer air from the nose and mouth to the lungs.
Asthma patients suffer from a variety of painful symptoms that include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Excessive coughing
- Severe tightness in the chest
- Heavy wheezing
If patients are unable to effectively manage their condition or aren’t able to reach their inhalers during the onset of an attack, the experience can be extremely detrimental, if not life threatening.
Contributing Factors That Support The Increase of Asthma Attacks
There are some theories medical experts have when it comes to the rise of asthma cases in the United States.
Some believe that asthma continues to grow because of the rise of sedentary lifestyles and the obesity epidemic that continues to take place in America.
Other experts claim that cleaning sprays are responsible with studies showing how people who use sprays on a weekly basis are 50 percent more likely to suffer from adult asthma.
Another possibility is connected to the increase in doctors prescribing acetaminophen (Tylenol) to children, which reduces antioxidants that help protect the lungs from damage.
One particular study reviewed 200,000 six and seven-year-olds and found that acetaminophen use in the first year of life directly correlated with a 46 percent increase in asthma symptoms.
Chiropractic Care and Asthma Management
There are some studies that have demonstrated a direct connection between Chiropractic Adjustments and the reduction of asthma attacks for adults and children alike.
If you or your children suffer from asthma and experience sudden attacks on a regular basis, give our Atlanta Chiropractic office a call today.
We provide consultations to all new patients so that you have an opportunity to speak directly with your potential Chiropractor and ask any questions you may have about your condition.
Once they have an idea of your background and medical history, they can discuss potential treatment options that might support your particular condition.
You can reach our office 24/7 to schedule an appointment by calling (404) 889-8828 or by filling out our online submission form.