Treatment for Breathing Problems
Many patients have breathing problems, from asthma to shortness of breath. This condition can have multiple causative factors, from early childhood antibiotic usage (American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol.173, No.3 2010) to postural distortions or scoliosis.
How Breathing Problems Develop
Though asthma often comes to mind when it comes to shortness of breath, causes of breathing problems extend far beyond this. The nerves from the upper thoracic spine send strength and energy to the lungs. Spinal misalignments in this area of the spine (including forward head posture) can weaken the nerves supplying energy to the lungs. This can lead to breathing problems, and longstanding weakness can also lead to recurrent lung infections. Posture distortions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar areas can also lead to chronic spasm of the spinal musculature supporting the rib cage, making full, deep breaths difficult or even painful. Other causes of breathing problems include:
• Panic attacks
• Lung disease
• Blockage of air passages in the mouth, throat or nose
• Heart disease
• Blood clot in arteries of the lungs
• Emotional distress
Treatment for Breathing Problems in Rockville, MD
No matter what your breathing problems are, the physical therapy and chiropractic offered at Advanced Spine & Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland can be beneficial. If you’re interested in drug-free treatment for breathing problems, chiropractic is the perfect solution.
If you are experiencing shortness of breath, pain when you inhale or any other breathing problems, chiropractic care can truly benefit you – we’ve helped people from all over Montgomery County, Maryland. Whether you live in Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown or Bethesda, contact us today about treatment for breathing problems!