Our doctors prescribe chiropractic care as a part of a well-rounded asthma treatment plan. We provide gentle adjustments and exercises to help asthmatics address their symptoms and prevent future attacks. Our patients report this is effective in helping to manage their asthma, including reducing symptoms and their severity.
Our Naples services include a wide range of chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments. We can address a wide range of health conditions and diagnoses. Contact Naples Community Injury Center at (239) 631-5445 to schedule your initial appointment with our team today.
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Understanding How Chiropractic Care Provides Naples Asthma Treatment
Asthma is a chronic condition that causes issues with breathing, leading to limitations in your daily activities and quality of life. When it is not well-controlled, asthma could lead to hospitalization and even death. It is very common and affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 8 percent of Americans have an asthma diagnosis.
Some symptoms of asthma include:
- Difficulty breathing, especially after exercise
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
Most patients with asthma require preventative asthma medication and emergency inhalers to manage their condition. Some may also need to limit their exercise and other activities that could trigger an attack. It is important to maintain any medications your doctor prescribed and to speak to them about your desire to include other treatments before you begin a new type of therapy.
Chiropractic Adjustments to Treat Naples Asthma Patients
Our chiropractors believe that gentle adjustments and other services from our team can help you better manage your asthma symptoms. Chiropractic care cannot cure or directly treat your asthma, but it may be effective in reducing the severity and lessening the frequency of your symptoms.
Chiropractic adjustments work to improve breathing by properly aligning your spine. This makes it easier for your body to handle daily tasks, including normal lung functioning. Adjustments could reduce inflammation and improve your lung functioning, stopping wheezing and coughing and making it possible to breathe more normally.
When symptoms are less serious and occur more rarely, you may be able to reduce your use of rescue medications. Feeling confident you will not have a serious medical issue because of your asthma could reduce your stress and allow you to participate in more activities.
Our Doctors and Therapists Provide Asthma Treatment in Naples
Our team believes chiropractic care can complement many other types of treatments for a wide range of conditions, including asthma. A gentle chiropractic adjustment is non-invasive and drug-free. You could reduce the inflammation—and, as a result, the symptoms—you experience without trying a new medication or otherwise worrying about side effects or contraindications.
Our doctors can ensure chiropractic care is safe and practical for you based on your symptoms and current health. We believe chiropractic adjustments help your whole body function at an optimal level. This includes your respiratory system.
As our patients continue through their care plan and undergo adjustments and physiotherapy to rehabilitate their lungs and body, they report an increased ability to breathe and reduced asthma symptoms.
What to Expect With Our Naples Asthma Treatment Plan
The Naples Community Injury Center team prescribes, provides, and assesses a well-rounded care plan. Together, we have a combined 60+ years of experience helping our patients manage their health, recover from injuries and conditions, and prevent further issues in the future.
We begin every doctor-patient relationship with a comprehensive intake examination. During this initial exam, we take a health history, conduct a physical exam, discuss your goals, and run any necessary tests. This allows us to get the information necessary to create a personalized treatment and rehabilitation plan for the patient. This plan is specifically designed for you. We do not use any one-size-fits-all treatment plans.
During this initial appointment, we also get some baseline data from you. This allows us to set realistic goals and measure your progress. Throughout your treatment, we continually assess your improvements and work to help you build strength, control your breathing, and prevent severe asthma attacks.
Types of Asthma Treatment We May Prescribe in Naples
When you come to Naples Community Injury Center for asthma treatment, our chiropractors will prescribe a personalized treatment plan designed to help your asthma symptoms and prevent attacks. This generally focuses on gentle spinal adjustments to realign the thoracic spine and ensure any misalignments are corrected. It could reduce inflammation in the chest and allow the lungs to function better.
Using Physiotherapy to Address Asthma
We also prescribe physiotherapy exercises to help build stronger lungs. This includes improving lung capacity and aiding better lung function all the time. This could reduce the likelihood of an attack or the severity of an asthma attack when it occurs. Some of these exercises can be used to control breathing before an asthma attack starts, possibly helping you prevent attacks even after a trigger.
Because our doctors prescribe comprehensive plans that include other complementary therapies, too, you might receive nutritional counseling and physical therapy to address your overall health. Eating the right foods or a combination of foods can reduce inflammation while learning how to exercise without triggering your asthma can help you stay in better shape and recover more quickly if you do have an asthma attack.
Chiropractic care and our treatment plans are not meant to take the place of your preventative medication, rescue inhalers, or other prescribed asthma treatments. Instead, they complement standard asthma prescriptions and care. For some patients, chiropractic adjustments are the key to managing their symptoms, reducing the risk of an attack, and making asthma attacks less serious when they do occur.
Call Naples Community Injury Center for Your Initial Intake Exam
Naples Community Injury Center is accepting new patients for asthma treatment today. Call us to learn more about our services and what to expect, or to make your initial intake exam appointment. We can prescribe treatment to support your current maintenance and emergency medication regimen.