When your child has asthma, seeking chiropractic care may be one of the last things you’d consider as a way to ease their suffering. You know medications handle symptoms such as wheezing, but as a parent you worry about the side effects, especially in the long term.
In these modern times, you do have a choice between the drug approach and the natural alternative when it comes to caring for your child’s asthma. Chiropractic is a truly natural procedure that is not just about treating the symptoms but rather digging deeper to find a cause within the persons own body.
Are you thinking as you read this that Chiropractic is only for bad backs? Well many parents have gone on to see their child’s health improve from seeing a Chiropractor. This is because our bodies are controlled by nerves and chiropractors work their best to eliminate the blockages that get in the way of these nerves working.
Easing asthma with gentle chiropractic corrections:
Alright, so you have an understanding of what your chiropractor knows but what does your chiropractor look for, in practical terms, when he sees your child? One really important soft tissue area he will most likely examine is the diaphragm. That is the muscular partition area just below your child’s ribs (and yours too) which separates the chest from the stomach. Your child could do with a freer diaphragm and your chiropractor can help.
As well, the nerve supply to your diaphragm comes from the mid neck. Are there going to be restrictions there? Most likely. Does that mean your child is going to have his or her neck snapped? No! The modern approach is very gentle, safe and effective.
Another area your chiropractor will most likely find not working to its best is your child’s pelvis. Your child is sure to have developed a problem in this area as this is the foundation of the little one’s spine and important to their overall health as well as their lung health.
A chiropractor is focussed on spinal correction for your child and he will look at things such as leg length and do a procedure known as palpation. This is where he feels for changed areas in the soft tissue around spinal sections. In asthmatics, the common areas are in the middle part of the ribcage, known as the thoracic spine. Why is that so common for asthmatics? Because the nerves from this part of the spine control and regulate the lungs. When these are out of alignment, the lungs are stressed and don’t work properly. That’s how asthma can develop.
One last thought is this. You need a certain mindset with your child’s progress. If you are a person who wants a quick fix with instant symptom relief you may have to be a little patient. If you want to devote your time to the lasting improvement of your child’s health then chiropractic adjustments may just be one of the best decisions you can make.