Asthma is a common chronic disease worldwide and affects approximately 30 million people in the U.S., an estimated 7 million of whom are children.
The pathophysiology of asthma is complex and involves airway inflammation, intermittent airflow obstruction, nerve system dysfunction, and bronchial hyperresponsiveness.
Americans spend over six billion dollars annually on asthma treatment and medications and lose millions in lost wages.
Research has shown that an imbalance may exist in the nervous system that supplies the bronchial tubes of an asthmatic individual.
Abnormal autonomic nervous system responses may contribute to the pathogenesis of asthma and other allergic diseases.
A study published in a Holland Medical Journal reported that out of a group of 115 families with asthmatic children, 73% had utilized chiropractic care for asthma, and 92% of the families reported that chiropractic was beneficial for their children.
Please give us a call at (904) 363-3374 to schedule an appointment to discuss how chiropractic care can ease asthmatic symptoms.