There are countless causes and types of asthma that people suffer from. Chiropractic may be a great tool to minimize, even resolve the restrictive breathing symptoms of asthma. Did you know that during the breathing process, signals in the nervous system travel from our brain to the spinal cord in the neck? By relaxing tension and pressure in this area of the spine through spinal alignment, patients can experience relief of their breathing-related symptoms we call asthma. In a study of patients who had chiropractic care to help their breathing, patients cared for had a 45% decrease overall in the number of attacks that occurred, and 31% of patients were able to decrease or stop medication. These results were highlighted specifically for asthma in children. From the December 2000 issue of Today’s Chiropractic, a study report on Asthma concluded the patient results were very good with all 47 of the study patients showing a marked improvement ranging from 87 to 100 percent. Patient results were measured by improvements in their symptoms as well as a decrease in their usage of asthma medication. All of the patients in the study reported maintaining their improvement after a two-year follow up!