How To Treat Asthma & Breathing Issues In Pittsburgh, PA

kids with Asthama

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition characterized by inflammation of the airways, leading to symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. The primary treatment for asthma typically involves medications such as bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory drugs.

The chiropractic adjustment is designed to restore coordination of the nerve system through restoration of spinal motion. When doing so, may help to restore normal lung function to those who suffer from asthma.

Lung Function is Controlled and Coordinated by the Nervous System

Asthma is caused by the constriction of the airways in the lungs known as the bronchioles. The opening and narrowing of these passageways is a normal function achieved through the contraction and relaxation of a muscular lining in the tubes. The activity level of the body determines the necessity of more or less air. The muscles that line the bronchioles do not do so on their own accord but operate under the direct control of nerves. Once the physical demand of the body is determined through the nervous system, messages are sent over nerves to the muscles which tell the muscles to contract (for less air) or relax (for more air).

The improper coordination of the contraction/relaxation of the musculature in the bronchioles could lead to constriction of the airways when they are trying to meet a greater physical demand in the body (this is the asthma case).

Restoring Lung Function for Asthma Relief

In this Episode of HomeTown Health, Dr. Dan discusses how addressing the cause of airway restriction can lead to a lasting solution for asthma sufferers.


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dr. daniel turo
Doctor of Chiropractic