When most people think of an allergy, they think of asthma. Asthma and many other allergies can be treated with chiropractic care because they are caused by a hypersensitive immune system and/or respiratory system. To function correctly, these require good communication from the brain and the spinal cord, and a misaligned neck can create an imbalance that degrades this communication.
Irritation in the upper cervical spinal joint can sometimes produce or worsen asthma. It is not unusual for people who’ve suffered trauma to this area to develop asthma where none existed or to experience a deterioration of a pre-existing condition.
A doctor of chiropractic can check whether your asthma is related to upper cervical spine problems and suggest a course of treatment to help alleviate the symptoms.