Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi, the major air passages of the lungs.
While asthma is a chronic condition, causing repeated episodes of airway narrowing, bronchitis involves the irritation of mucus membranes lining the airways. It can be acute and short lived, or chronic, especially for those who smoke cigarettes. Acute bronchitis is a viral affliction that lasts for a short period of time defined by an unproductive cough and will usually resolve itself in a matter of weeks. Chronic bronchitis is often called smoker’s cough and is more serious, causing permanent airway damage.
As with asthma, chiropractic is not a direct treatment for bronchitis. However there are some key links between the spine and respiratory system:
- Vertebral subluxation interferes with nerves that control both the diaphragm and accessory muscles.
- Muscle spasms occur which cause inflammation of the lung tissue
- Subluxation prevents the lymphatic system from draining harmful material which could be contributing to your condition.
Adjustments correct the subluxation, allowing the nerves to function unhindered, the lymphatic system to drain properly and breathing muscles to do what they do best.
Chiropractic’s role in fighting bronchitis is focused on boosting your nervous system and strengthening your body against viruses that may exacerbate your condition. With the cessation of inhaling harmful substances, the body will begin its recovery process. Our role for sufferers of bronchitis in Houston is to give the body its best chances of a speedy recovery.
Call our office at 713-862-2440.
Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.