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Breathing Issues Relief
at San Jose Chiropractic

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Did you know that the nerves from your mid-back go to your lungs? So if your mid-back is out of alignment, it’s going to cause many lung issues. A pinched nerve means the lungs will not be working at 100 percent.

At San Jose Chiropractic, we specialize in upper cervical care, which focuses on the C1 and C2 vertebrae that support the skull. Even the slightest misalignment in these bones can put pressure on parts of the body responsible for transmitting the messages that control how the rest of the body functions. Although the misalignment may be small enough to not cause any pain, it can still produce severe symptoms throughout the body, such as breathing issues like asthma.

Types of Breathing Problems

These come in different forms, depending on the patient. For example, muscles in the ribs, upper chest, and neck all support breathing. Rapid and shallow breathing, often caused by stress, places additional burden on these muscles.

Often, breathing issues are associated with other health conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Poor digestion
  • Fatigue
  • Tension headaches
  • Allergies

Whether you suffer from asthma, bronchitis, or allergies, breathing issues can negatively impact your quality of life. Correcting spinal subluxations (misalignments) often has surprising health benefits. Some patients reported that chiropractic care has helped improve their breathing. If you’re experiencing breathing issues, we want to help.

Chiropractic Doesn’t Treat Symptoms

Many people don’t realize that chiropractic care can help with breathing issues. They’ve probably seen a lot of doctors before, and they don’t realize that natural and gentle chiropractic care may help.

We always tell patients we’re not treating your symptoms. What we’re doing is giving the body the best chance to heal. So, whether you have neck pain, back pain, or another symptom, all we are doing is taking the pressure off the nerve, letting the body do what it’s supposed to do-heal.

Before we begin with upper cervical care, Dr. Thuraia Owais (Dr. O) will do complete neurological, orthopedic and postural examinations. Then we’ll take X-rays of your neck. This will give us the information we need to deliver precisely targeted adjustments.

So just as we do for every patient, we check the C1 first., which is where your breathing center is. If the C1 is off, it’s going to affect many things. So we adjust that first bone. Sometimes we might have to adjust the mid back, because if that’s off, it’s going to cause breathing issues. After your adjustment, we will do post-X-rays to ensure the correction was made.

Because patients often don’t feel anything, they sometimes wonder if the adjustment moved the segment. We can confirm that the adjustment corrected the position of the bone by taking post-adjustment X-rays.

Is the adjustment painful?

Not at all. The adjustment itself is very gentle, using very slight pressure.

Do you offer breathing techniques?

Yes, we work with our patients to improve their breathing function by demonstrating techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing and deep abdominal breathing.

How do I know if my breathing issue is an emergency?

If you experience shortness of breath along with one or more of the following, you should go to the ER: chest pain, dizziness, or pain that radiates to your arms, neck, jaw or back.

Book an Appointment

If you’re experiencing breathing issues, contact San Jose Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.

Breathing Issues Relief Mandarin, Jacksonville FL | (904) 683-4476