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Health Watch/Superior Family Chiropractic

Chiropractic care helps asthma patient

February 9, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

A recent article in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal &?Family Health reported on a 23-month-old female suffering from asthma, gastrointestinal complaints and frequent colds who received chiropractic care.

Following the study, the child showed a reduction in 90 percent of all signs and symptoms and was able to discontinue the use of all medications. Chassell-based chiropractor Tyler Roy, D.C., follows health and wellness issues closely in journals and other publications. Dr. Tyler states, "Chiropractors are the most common complementary and alternative medicine providers visited by children and adolescents; among the most common reasons for seeking chiropractic care for children are attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ear infections, sleep problems, sinusitis and asthma."

Asthma is a common and chronic inflammatory condition affecting the airways. It is defined as an obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction, airway inflammation and increased mucous production and bronchial smooth muscle hyperactivity. Ashtma in children is very prevalent in the general population with 9 million U.S. children younger than 18 being diagnosed with asthma.

In this study, a 23-month-old female presented at a chiropractic office with asthma and was taking a series of different asthma medications and was also under constant monitoring by her pediatric pulmonologist.

"Asthma is the leading cause of school absence in the United States,"?Tyler said. "In preschool children, it is difficult to diagnose asthma because symptoms are non-specific and conventional lung function tests cannot be carried out, therefore a symptom-based approach is usually applied.

"The patient was cared for using a combination of both high-velocity, low-amplitude Diversified adjustments and low-force adjustments with the Activator adjusting instrument to address areas of vertebral subluxation in the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral spine,"?Tyler continued. "Within approximately 11 months, the patient's parents reported a 90 percent improvement of their child's condition. The patient was able to reduce her care plan frequency and discontinued use of all medications. The parents also reported decrease in their child's asthma, sinus problems and frequency of colds.

"This is just one study,"?Tyler said, "but this case report provides supporting ecidence that chiropractic care can have a positive impact on children suffering with asthma and help balance immune system function. It is recommended that further research be conducted on this subject to support the findings of this case study."

Anyone wishing for more information may contact Superior Family Chiropractic, who can be reached at 482-2400.

Editor's note: This article was submitted by Superior Family Chiropractic of Chassell.



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