Monthly Newsletter - Case Study
Abigail became a patient of ours last year. She loves playing soccer! Unfortunately, the exercise was causing her asthma attacks: her chest would "tighten" and become painful as her breathing became more labored. She was having trouble playing due to the painful attacks which would cause her to break during the game to quickly take her inhaler medication.
Abigail's mother, frustrated at seeing her daughter endure these dangerous & painful asthmatic attacks, sought chiropractic care at Wellcare.
Dr. Leslee conducted an examination on Abigail. Several spinal misalignments were found, especially at the levels of the upper neck and back - spinal nerve levels associated with the lungs and breathing. Abigail was placed on a treatment course of chiropractic adjustments and was given nutraceuticals, OPC-3 and Standard Process Livaplex Standard Process Livaplex.
Within 4 weeks of treatment Abigail's use of her inhaler decreased by 80%. By week 8 and beyond she no longer needed her inhaler. She is now able to keep up with her teammates, as well as opponents, on the soccer field without having to stop due to painful asthma attacks.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease which is responsible for the inflammation and narrowing of the airways. The most common symptoms of asthma are wheezing, tightness in the chest, coughing and shortness of breath. This inability to breathe freely can be frightening for a child and for the parent who has to help. Some children outgrow asthma over time; for others, however, treatments can last a lifetime.
Typical medical treatments for asthma involve inhalers, nebulizers, steroids, and other medications. While these medications can help to quickly alleviate the symptoms they do not cure the condition. And long-term use of certain asthma medications have been associated with pshychological disorders or severe asthma attacks. Many people are "at the mercy" of these inhalers.
Abigail, on the other hand, maintains monthly chiropractic well-checks and can now sprint up and down the field as her inhaler sits idly by.