Asthma is caused by an inflammatory response which causes constriction of the bronchial tubes. It is one of the fastest growing chronic conditions and a recent study showed 75% of children who have asthma as a child will still have that condition in the mid twenties.
In a lot of cases, traditional treatment methods have been effective only in controlling the asthma but nothing has been focused on the healing process. One of the possible missing links in the treatment of asthma could be the nervous system. The nervous system includes our brain, the brain stem, the spinal cord, and all the nerves that go to every organ (including the lungs), tissue, and muscle in our bodies.
What about if there was a way to measure how the nervous system is functioning? Could a deficit in the nervous system lead to the secondary effects of asthma. The main control center of our nervous system is the brainstem which is located where the top bone in our neck resides. When we have various traumas in life, whether from slips and falls, car accidents, excessive poor posture, amongst other things. It can cause problems to the neck area and as a consequence lead to problems with the brainstem.
At our office, we utilize state of the art infrared thermography to measure nervous system function. The way it works is that one of the functions that the nervous system controls is skin temperature. The infrared device is able to pick up specific heat that is emitted from the vessels in our body. Any deviation in skin temperature great than .5 degrees is an indication of an improperly functioning nervous system.
To learn more about what we do at Precision Chiropractic, please visit us at precisionnewyorkcity.com and if you would like to schedule a complementary consultation please call us at 347-674-3386.