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Respiratory Health and Chiropractic

At Holmes Chiropractic, we view the spine as the key to overall well being. As the pathway for nerve signaling throughout the body, maintaining its health is imperative: when the spine is allowed to remain out of alignment, the brain and body experience communication breakdown. By ensuring that the nervous system is working at full capacity, we can positively impact a number of health issues. One issue that responds well to chiropractic treatment is asthma, a respiratory condition that affects the airways. Asthma is paroxysmal in nature: it comes on in torrents and common symptoms include: wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and a tight chest.


With chiropractic, we help asthma sufferers by ensuring that the link between the spine and respiratory system is in good working order. This link is the phrenic nerve, made up of nerves exiting the cervical portion of the spinal column. The phrenic nerve is the main supplier of nerve power to the diaphragm, our primary breathing muscle. When subluxations impinge on these nerves the respiratory system is affected. Likewise, accessory muscles, which aid the diaphragm, also need uninterrupted nerve supply to work optimally. Chiropractic treatment focuses on correcting these misalignments to allow uninterrupted nerve communication. Furthermore, we use adjustment and massage to relieve tightness from the chest cavity and relax neck muscles.

All spines, big and small, can benefit from the power of chiropractic. Young children are frequent sufferers of asthma. Using the spine as a gateway to the diaphragm, we can positively impact the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. We offer counseling on lifestyle habits that may be contributing to your condition, and ways to improve. Call our office in Houston at 713-862-2440 and schedule an appointment to find out how small adjustments in the spine and small changes in your routine can create a whole new world of health, for you or your child.

Dr. Randall Holmes, D.C.