Chiropractic care and children with Asthma

By Super CA Jackie and Suzanne

My friend wanted to share her son’s Chiropractic story. She was one of my toughest challenges in convincing her to start Chiropractic care. She had a negative attitude about the effectiveness of Chiropractic “Wellness” Care. She challenged me and said, “This Chiropractic stuff has to be proven to me.” I told her, “Fine, you’ll see!”

My 7 year old son started Chiropractic care 3 years ago at Dr. Mike’s office. Chiropractic adjustments have allowed my son’s asthma to become a “symptom” of his past. This is his story.

His breathing problems began when he was 5 months old. He was wheezing and having great difficulty breathing. We promptly took him to the Pediatrician and this is when his asthma, nebulizer and steroid story began. He was immediately placed on steroids and nebulizer treatments 3 times daily for approximately 10 days. During his toddler years, medicating him was our only means to helping our son breathe. Our world changed when we started Chiropractic care.

Thanks to Dr. Mike and Dr. Bob, he hasn’t used the nebulizer or any steroids. Prior to this the nebulizer remained out on the counter and was in constant use. Today, it is a thing of the past safely tucked away in its box in the closet. If his “seasonal allergies”, now what I call them, kick in, they are easily taken care of with an extra adjustment or two. Sometimes when the seasons change he may develop croup, but with prompt Chiropractic care, a once week long problem doesn’t even last a full day.

His general health has improved as well. Last year in first grade, my son was absent only 2 days. That was great for being in a classroom full of strep throat and constant viruses. My son’s well care schedule consists of weekly adjustments. He also knows when he needs an adjustment. His classic line is, “My cells are low! My batteries need to be recharged! I have to go to Dr. Mike’s!”

I truly believe that without chiropractic adjustments my son would not be the healthy child that he has become today. I would still be living in fear of the possible long term effects of steroids. I must admit that I was a skeptic of the need for regular weekly adjustments for chiropractic wellness care for my family. Today, we could not imagine our lives without it.

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The “Dr. Mike” in this article is Michael O’Halleran, DC of Massapequa, NY. The office is located at 935 North Broadway and you can call them at: (516) 798-2332 @ 1:29 pm | Article ID: 1079558949