Chiropractic Adjustment Can Help With Breathing Problems

Breathe Better After a Chiropractic Adjustment

chiropractic-breathing-helpWhether it’s allergies or chronic problems like asthma or bronchitis, breathing issues harm your quality of life. Correcting spinal subluxations (misalignments) often has surprising benefits for your health, including working to improve breathing problems! Patients have reported that chiropractic care has had extremely noticeable benefits for their respiratory system.

If you’re someone that has frequent or ongoing problems breathing, consult with the team at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV today. We can help you determine if your spine might be playing a role in how you’re breathing and if it is, we may be able to help correct it. We want to see you breathing freely once again!

Causes of breathing problems

Breathing problems come in a variety of forms depending on the patient. For example, muscles in the ribs, upper chest, and neck all support breathing. Rapid and shallow breaths put additional burden on these muscles. This is often caused by stress.

Often, breathing issues are not isolated. In fact, they’re correlated with other health issues including:

  • Back pain;
  • Neck pain;
  • Poor digestion;
  • Fatigue;
  • Tension headaches.

Pinpointing subluxations in the back or undue interruption of your spinal nerve signals could shed light on why you might be having trouble filling your lungs completely.

Practicing deep abdominal breathing can determine whether you’re breathing correctly. This involves using the diaphragm muscle – between your lungs and your abdomen – to take deep breaths. For example, try this exercise:

Lie on the floor and put one hand on your chest and one hand on your stomach. Take a deep breath. If the hand on your stomach moved out, you’re breathing correctly.

Chiropractic treatments for breathing issues

A trained chiropractor is an ideal partner in ensuring your wellness, especially when it comes to breathing issues. He or she will take a full medical history, provide a thorough evaluation, and discuss treatment options with you. This may include a combination of breathing exercises and spinal adjustments.

Because the spinal column plays such a key role in your central nervous system, it’s essential to correct any misalignments so that nerve signals flow properly throughout your body. Research has shown that chiropractic care may provide some benefits in alleviating breathing issues. In one survey of 5,000 chiropractic patients, the most commonly reported improvement was in resolving breathing issues for 27% of patients.

Chiropractic care is a natural, noninvasive way to resolve health problems. It avoids many of the issues associated with taking over-the-counter or prescription drugs and may provide a long-term solution. It’s also a far superior option to simply learning to cope with your breathing issues or taking them as “normal for you.”

If you’re having breathing issues, chiropractic care might hold answers. The experts at Advanced Spine & Posture in Las Vegas, NV are ready to help you breathe easy. That’s why we use the scientifically-validated Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) system to design treatment plans for all of our patients. If you’re breathing uneasily, contact us today for a free consultation to see if your spine might be to blame.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.