Hi, I’m Dr. Nick Tedder, I have a specialization in upper cervical chiropractic and I want to share with you a real history of my clinical practice. If you came to this article, it means that you want to know more information about asthma and allergies.
Allergies and asthma are conditions closely related which affect many people around the world. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology statistics say that approximately 40 and 50% of school children around the world have sensitization to one or more common allergens.
Asthma is also very common, this academy statistics also say that at least 8.3% of children in the United States are diagnosed with asthma. But, if you really want to understand why these conditions are so common, you must listen to Connor’s story.
Connor is a 7 years old boy who came to us brought by his parents. Despite his young age, Connor had been suffering from severe allergies and very frequent asthma attacks, his parents had looked for many approaches, treatments and options to relieve his symptoms, but none of them was really helpful. In this long search for a solution, they heard about us and came to our office to try a new kind of treatment which turned up to be the definitive solution to your child’s problems.
Traditional solutions for asthma include using inhalers and prescribed medications for a long time, even for life. This kind of treatments can trigger a lot of side effects, especially when they have to be used since very early ages. Common allergies treatments are also based on the symptoms relieve, but they do not attack the real problem, so you only experience a temporary improvement of the disease, but once you stop the treatment, the symptoms reappear.
Asthma and allergy symptoms can be very annoying for you and limit your ability to perform your daily activities. In both conditions, you can feel shortness of breath, wheezing, irritating cough or sneezing, and all these symptoms can be worsened by environmental factors or triggers, including air pollutants (dust, smoke) or certain types of food.
The main reason why I want to share Connor’s story with you is that most of the people think that chiropractic is only useful to treat neck or back issues, and this is very far from reality. By applying a cervical chiropractic treatment, you can experience an important relieve in symptoms of many conditions that do not seem anything to do with back or neck issues.
Chiropractor treatments help to relieve other diseases for anatomic reasons. By realigning the upper neck vertebrae and relieve the tension in the surrounding muscles, we can fix the communication between the brainstem and the rest of the body. Said in other way, a chiropractic manipulation can adjust your upper cervical spine to eliminate the nervous obstruction and the nerve impulses conduction blockage from the brainstem to the lungs and the other structures of the airway.
The brainstem coordinates the motor control signals sent from the brain (and on the contrary) to the body and it contains most cranial nerves. It also controls the life-supporting autonomic functions, such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, among others.
Now you can understand that every cell and tissue of your body is connected to the brainstem and it has a very important role in breathing function. We focused Connor’s chiropractic treatment on the theory that the nerve which communicates his brainstem with his lungs was not working well and, after several sessions, the kid is not suffering anymore.
With our chiropractor techniques, we were able to restore the communication between the brainstem and the respiratory system and turn all the power on this nervous structure to properly stimulate the lungs functioning. A proper spine alignment allows the nervous system communicating in a proper way with the rest of your body, so your organs, in this case your lungs, will function as they should.
The same thing occurs with allergies because the brainstem also controls the immune system. So, people who have was born with reoccurring allergies or have developed them later can benefit from upper neck chiropractor treatments to relieve the symptoms of their condition.
If your body is not functioning properly, you can develop severe allergies that will be very difficult to control with traditional treatments. So, if you’re suffering from asthma, unexpected/ongoing allergies or you know somebody with these health problems, you must undergo an upper cervical evaluation with a qualified and experienced chiropractor.
You must also know that chiropractic treatments can also benefit you by fixing musculoskeletal alignment problems in the ribcage and spine, a very common problem people with chronic asthma. Chiropractic treatments also have the advantage to be non-invasive treatments, so it is a pretty safe alternative to traditional treatment with medication, especially if you have not obtained good results from this kind of treatments.
This is very important because you must understand that you don’t need to suspend your current medication to undergo a chiropractic treatment and you will not have any adverse effects like those who can occur when combining various traditional medicines. You will only stop taking your current medication if you really do not need it, but only your doctor is authorized to suspend it.
You can contact us to undergo a quality upper cervical evaluation and subsequently determine if you need one of our chiropractic treatments. If you’re in Georgia, please call our office and we will have one of our excellent doctors waiting for you to examine you and let you know what kind of treatment and how many sessions do you need.
Remember that you can contact us through our phone number 770 614 9444 or our website, we will be very glad to meet you and talk to you about your condition to find the real cause, only this way we will we be able to resolve your problem and find a long-lasting or definitive cure.