As you know, asthma is a condition where breathing becomes difficult and laborious due to spasmodic contractions of the bronchial tubes.
And, the condition is often times aggravated by exertion or physical exercise.
This can especially be a problem for kids who are actively involved in sports and athletics.
Medication is most often prescribed for asthmatic children in the form of puffers.[flashvideo file=http://lifechiropractic.s3.amazonaws.com/04.10.2011.asthma-1.mp4 image=https://lifechiropracticcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/13.10.2011.asthma.jpg width=500 height=300 /]
Oral medications and injections may also be used but it is very important for you to understand that any medication is for crisis management only and they do nothing to address the real cause of the problem.
What is even more important for you to be aware of are some of the potentially dangerous side-effects associated with asthma medication.
Side –effects of short acting puffers: poor growth, decreased bone density, easy bruising, cataracts, glaucoma, adrenal gland suppression.
Side – effects of long acting puffers: increased severity of asthma attacks, increased risk of fatal asthma episodes.
Side – effects of oral medications: headaches, stomach upset, skin rash, liver problems, sore throat.
Side –effects of injections: slight risk of anaphylactic shock & cancer.
Now, I know that if you are the parent of an asthmatic child, you would prefer if they weren’t taking any medication or they did not have asthma at all.
Well, even though it is not a cure, you should know that chiropractic care has proven to be very helpful for children who suffer with asthma.
I have seen many asthmatic patients in my 25 years of family practice either decrease their drug dependency or get off of their asthma medication completely once the flexibility in their spine and rib-cage has been restored.
This is what chiropractic care can do.
It will allow the child to breathe easier and can also reduce the number of bronchial spasms.
So, if you are concerned about how you are treating your child’s asthma & would like to try a natural alternative, why don’t you call us to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation so we can discuss this further.
Our phone number is 905 335 5433 & we have office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & most Saturday mornings.
Please give us a call today.