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How Your Beverly Hills Chiropractor Can Help Improve Your Lung Function

Written By Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center on May 29, 2020

rsz chiropracticHave you ever experienced difficulty breathing? 

It’s one of the scariest experiences a person can have. Unfortunately, many people deal with this on a daily basis, particularly those with asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder). 

Thankfully, studies have shown that treatment from your Beverly Hills chiropractor can help to improve your lung function. 

How Subluxations of the Thoracic Spine Impact Breathing

When your spine is out of alignment – also known as a subluxation – your body doesn’t function optimally. You can end up with a loss of balance, mobility, and flexibility, as well as chronic pain.

Subluxations in the thoracic spine can even inhibit your ability to breathe fully. 

The thoracic spine consists of the vertebrae from your shoulders to your waist. When any one of the vertebrae of this part of the spine is out of alignment, you can experience difficulty breathing and even some chest pain whenever you try to take a deep breath. 

How Your Beverly Hills Chiropractor Can Help Improve Lung Function 

The doctors at Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center can help you breathe easier by performing thoracic adjustments. An adjustment like this will put the vertebrae back into proper alignment. A 2016 study showed that this type of adjustment can: 

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Relax chest and back muscles
  • Reduce pain or the perception of pain
  • Increase thoracic mobility
  • Reduce the amount of effort it takes to take a deep breath

For people with chronic lung conditions, thoracic adjustments can eliminate one of the contributing factors that make it hard for them to breathe. 

A Multi-Treatment Approach Can Further Benefit Your Lungs

In addition to performing spinal adjustments, your Beverly Hills chiropractic team might also recommend other forms of treatment to improve your ability to breathe. 

Two types of treatment often recommended include massage therapy and acupuncture. A massage will help relax muscles, thereby decreasing strain across your back and chest. A 2017 study found that acupuncture – long used in Chinese medicine to treat asthma – can improve lung function. 

Talk to your Beverly Hills chiropractor about what treatment options are best for your unique condition so you can start breathing easier.  

Do you have a lung condition like asthma or COPD? Contact our team today at 310-556-8071 to learn more about the benefits of chiropractic adjustments on lung function.

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