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Alleviation Of Asthma Symptoms In A Pediatric...
Alleviation Of Asthma Symptoms In A Pediatric Patient
October 13, 2012
Dr. David Zak
A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health reported on a case study that documented the positive effects of chiropractic adjustments on a two-year-old male suffering from asthma, chronic colds and respiratory issues.
The two-year-old male was presented for chiropractic consultation by his mother with the primary complaints being asthma, chronic colds, and respiratory issues since birth. At the time of the initial examination the patient was taking two medications, Flovent and Singulair, daily.
Asthma in children is very prevalent in the general population, with 9 million U.S. children under 18 being diagnosed with asthma.
In 2005, an estimated 22.2 million people in the U.S. suffered from asthma. Asthma is the leading cause of school absence in the United States, with the prevalence rates in children less than 5 years of age increasing 160% from 1980-1994. Asthma is a respiratory condition that is characterized by inflammation and mucus production which result in decreased airflow. This is characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and a feeling of chest tightness. Common symptoms among pediatric asthmatics are wheezing and shortness of breath.
In the case of this 2-year old suffering from asthma, chronic colds and respiratory issues since birth, there was a resolution of symptoms after receiving four adjustments over the course of three weeks.
Evidence in this case supports the use of chiropractic care. This little boy’s respiratory problems were due to spinal subluxations, a spinal problem causing irritation to the nervous system. The spinal adjustments corrected the subluxations, allowing his nervous system to function properly and healing to occur.
Chiropractors do not cure respiratory problems, but help clear interferences to the nervous system, thus allowing the body to express its greatest potential for health.
Dr. David Zak has a chiropractic office in downtown Lees Summit at 208 S.E. 3rd Street.