More than 24 million Americans suffer from “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease” (COPD), which makes it difficult for them to breathe. As a result of reduced lung function due to inflammation, mucus buildup, and loss of elasticity in the airways and air sacs, COPD sufferers experience chest tightness, coughing fits, and chronic shortness of breath. While treatment options range from medications to physical activity to surgery, chiropractic may also play a useful role. Researchers reviewed six different studies involving COPD patients who received chiropractic care and found that five of the six reported positive results. The beneficial outcomes included better lung function and improved activity levels after receiving spinal manipulation. Chiropractic treatment may be a helpful adjunct to other therapies.
This informative column has been brought to you as a public service by FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC. While there is no cure for COPD, a combination of chiropractic medicine with other forms of traditional and alternative medicine can make your symptoms more manageable. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 617.472.4220. We’re located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy.
P.S. Because air quality is so important to sufferers of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, it helps to quit smoking, which is the leading cause of COPD.
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For Your Health,
Dr. Gabrielle Freedman