Breath is essential to life. But what some people take for granted, the very act of breathing, others find difficult. Improper or labored breathing leeches away your energy levels, creates tension in your spine and can increase anxiety.
Temporary and permanent solutions
Common solutions for breathing problems include allergy medication, inhalers, and CPAP machines, but if the difficulty breathing is due to a neurostructural dysfunction, these treatments will have limited success and may culminate in decreased breathing capacity over time.
The root of the problem
Neurostructural dysfunction affecting the upper cervical spine and upper back – also known as Forward Head Syndrome – can put pressure on the heart and lungs, impair the nerve function of the diaphragm, inflame the sinuses, and disrupt the brain’s ability to naturally regulate breath.
This can manifest as secondary conditions such as shallow breaths, gasping breaths, forgetting to breathe, chronic coughing, allergies, increased incidence of seasonal colds and flu, exercise-induced asthma, chest congestion, and snoring. These conditions can prove to be extremely restrictive and can reduce your quality of life.
Dealing with the problem, not the symptoms
Instead of treating the symptoms, we correct the underlying dysfunction behind difficulty breathing and its associated secondary conditions. Our approach uniquely helps the nervous system better adapt to future stress, decreasing the body’s tendency to develop breathing problems in the future.
When we get to the root of things, you can resolve the challenges and live an amazing life.
Contact us for your consultation today to see if our Network Spinal Chiropractic services are the right fit for you.