At Kyd Kyro, we have helped many patients and children find relief from chronic asthma and allergies. Allergies are simply a reaction of a hypersensitive immune system responding to normal antigens in the environment. There is ample research documenting the intimate connection between the spinal column, the nervous system, and the respiratory system.
The primary muscle for breathing is the diaphragm. It is actually composed of two muscles – the left and right hemidiaphragms – which separate the chest and abdominal cavities. The phrenic nerve (C3, C4, C5 neck nerves) powers the diaphragm. If subluxations interefere with the nerve supply, the diaphragm weakens and breathing becomes impaired. When coughing or sneezing persists, this can cause multiple subluxations in the thoracics and ribs – leading to restricted breathing, decrease in restful sleep, and nerve interference to the lungs and thoracic region of the body. The nervous system seems to be the controlling factor for the immune system. Chiropractic frees up the nerves so that they are not irritated and hypersensitive to stimuli.
Chiropractic adjustments will often produce immediate relaxation of the neck musculature responsible for obstructing the lymphatic (neck) drainage. These adjustments improve respiratory function by restoring normal nerve function – which in turn may result in symptomatic improvement in bronchitis and asthma. In several studies, researchers found that spinal adjustments induce respiratory function and chest mobility.