Most modern anti-asthmatic drugs attempt to treat the condition’s symptoms. Inflammation, histamine reactions, mucus production and more are all targeted. Yet, even with these medications, the condition persists. Some people also report little to no improvement in their symptoms.
What these drugs fail to account for is the role our musculoskeletal and nervous systems play in asthma attacks. Chiropractic care recognizes this role and seeks to correct underlying issues resulting from muscular and nervous system irregularities caused by subluxations.
Specifically, subluxations in the upper third, fourth and fifth vertebrae can impede functionality of the phrenic nerve. Since this nerve controls the muscle responsible for breathing (the diaphragm), back spasms associated with an asthma attack can create a critical loop that worsens symptoms.
Through targeted adjustments, natural nervous system functioning can be restored. Lymphatic system and muscular performance can similarly improve, helping lessen the severity and frequency of attacks in addition to improving the quality of life of patients. Dr. Jessica Harden has the ability to correct these subluxations, allowing for a happier, healthier Fort Mill community.