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Chiropractic Treatment Can Improve Asthma Symptoms

When it comes to asthma, the numbers speak for themselves: Asthma cases have seen an increase by over 60 percent since the 1980s. Asthma-related deaths amount to 5,000 cases per year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that roughly 20 million people in the United States presently have asthma. In some cases, those who have the condition do not even know it, attributing their symptoms to other maladies.   Unlike twenty years ago, asthma and the use of inhalers are now widespread. It is no longer unusual to find many children in a single classroom experiencing breathing difficulties. In the present climate, researchers are left to speculate why asthma cases have seen such a marked increase. Genetics and environmental exposure to possible allergens are likely culprits. Nowadays, people are exposed to a vast amount of potential allergens...

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Asthma in Children and Chiropractic

It’s happening again. Michelle can’t breathe and her parents have to take her to the emergency room at 4:00am on a school night. She is only seven years old and a chronic asthma sufferer. She uses her inhaler several times a day, and her parents never go any where without her nebulizer, inhaler, and medication. She misses a few days of school every month and can’t always play outside with her friends. Asthma has taken over their lives.   Asthma Michelle is one of millions of children who suffer from asthma, allergies, and chronic colds. It is estimated that 10-12% of children suffer from asthma in the United States, and it is the most prevalent cause of chronic illness in children. Asthma is caused by an inflammation in the bronchioles of the lungs, which causes the airways to fill...

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