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Asthma and Chiropractic Care

Updated: Mar 25, 2022

Chiropractic does not treat asthma directly. However, many patients suffering from asthma experience improvement by receiving regular chiropractic care.

Drugs from an inhaler may temporarily reduce your symptoms but ultimately ignore the underlying issue: nervous system disturbances.

Research suggests that there is a link between the spinal column, the nervous system, and the respiratory system. This is why most chiropractic patients seeking treatment for asthma experience improved breathing.


Your diaphragm is your primary breathing muscle. Nerves that control each breath leave your brain and exit the spinal cord. Spinal problems in this area can have a profound affect on the nerve supply to your diaphragm. Reducing or eliminating subluxations (spinal misalignments) in the spine may help restore proper nervous system function allowing for improved functioning in your lungs and diaphragm.