Asthma is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions in the United States with over 15 million Americans affected, including four million children. The death rate from asthma has increased more than 66% since 1980, with a record 6,600 annual deaths attributed to asthma.
Americans spend over six billion annually on asthma treatment and over $1 billion on medications. Adults with asthma lose over $850 million in lost wages from work and parents with asthmatic children lose over $1 billion by staying home from work to care for their children. Asthma is the #1 cause of hospitalization for children in the United States.
An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease.
An asthma attack is caused by an inflammatory response which causes constriction of the bronchial tubes. This response can be due to abnormal biological signaling and communication in the human body.
Very important to remember that the central nervous not only controls all functions in the human body, but coordinates all biological signaling and communication including cell to cell communication, intracellular communication and even molecular communication at the DNA level of the body
Some of this abnormal signaling can be attributed to direct vertebral subluxations and some can be attributed to early subluxations that have created abnormal communication pathways in the body.
As we have seen in previous weeks—when the symptoms associated with normal immune system development are altered—it actually weakens the immune system over the long haul. This is why we have spent some much time (and will continue to focus on) educating the public about the importance of subluxation correction as early as possible in a child’s life)
Research has shown the relationship between spinal nerve interference and conditions such as Asthma.
“Nerve dysfunction is stressful to the visceral nerve and other body structures and the lowered tissue resistance modifies the immune response and lessens the overall capability of the immune system.”
“Hyper functional or Hypo functional neurons along a neural chain prevent normal nerve transmission causing disturbances in the homeostasis of the cells, tissues and organs.”
Dr. T. N. Lee
Academy of Pain Research
“Pathological changes have been observed at the cellular level after experimental compression of neural structures. These include Wallerian degeneration, dystrophic axons and occasional loss of myleniated nerve fibers.”
R. B. Delamarter, MD
Thalamic Neuron Theory
The nervous system does much more than transmit sensory information to the brain or control motor functions. It actually controls the peripheral organs, including its biomolecular environment. The central nervous system is involved in all disease conditions as the cns only processes incoming physical and chemical information from the body, it actually controls organs and cells to maintain health and homeostasis.”
“Research has shown that an imbalance may exist in the nervous system that supplies the bronchial tubes of an asthmatic individual. “
Francis Adams, MD
**Please understand Chiropractic is not a treatment for any specific disease, but a way of life that allows your body to function as it was intended to. Lack of this function (dysfunction) of the nervous system can lead to all kinds of problems within the body. I feel it is important to maintain this system throughout life, and the article above just shows one of many issues that can pop up when the spine is not maintained.