Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Asthma: A Case Report

Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Asthma:  A Case Report    Heather Whittle-Davis D.C.  & Krystal Czegus D.C.  Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2011 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 77-81

The Science

OBJECTIVE: To review the outcomes of a toddler suffering from asthma, gastrointestinal complaints and frequent colds undergoing subluxation based chiropractic care.

CLINICAL FEATURES: A 23-month-old female suffering from asthma, gastrointestinal complaints and frequent colds was presented for a chiropractic evaluation and possible care.  At this time, the patient was taking a series of different asthma medications and was also under constant monitoring by her pediatric pulmonologist.

The Adjustment

INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: : The patient was cared for using a combination of both high velocity, low amplitude Diversified adjustments and low-force adjustments with the Activator adjusting instrument to address areas of vertebral subluxation in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral spine.  Within approximately 11 months, the patient’s parents reported a 90% improvement of their child’s condition.  The patient was able to reduce her care plan frequency and discontinued use of all medications.  The parents also reported a decrease in their child’s asthma, sinus problems and frequency of colds.

CONCLUSION: This case report provides supporting evidence that chiropractic care can have a positive impact on children suffering with asthma and help balance immune system functioning.  It is recommended that further research be conducted on this subject to support the findings of this case study.

Dr. Brad’s Comments

Spinal displacements put pressure on the spinal cord and consequently affect the flow of life from the brain to the body.  The respiratory centre is in your brain stem, which is in your upper neck.  It really is a lot more simple than what people make it.  We don’t need adrenalin and steroids to make our lungs function properly – we just need proper function.  The spinal cord is the power source – align the spine, and life will follow.  It is amazing to me how many kids (and adults) suffer from asthma – and no one has ever told them this simple message.  Who is going to tell them?Will you?


One of Our Stories

Before coming to the Chiropractor my main health concern was asthma.  Some of the previous treatments for my asthma were regular visits to my GP, Ventolin and various steroids.  I had coughing spells that would eventually lead to vomiting.


I have been seen by my Chiropractor for 2.5 years.  Since having Chiropractic care my asthma is all but gone!  I am no longer on any medication.


I feel great and am so pleased to be off all medication.  Chiropractic care has literally given me the breath of life!




Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman

Dr. Brad Norman, D.C., is a seasoned chiropractic practitioner and the insightful voice behind New Life Chiropractor's blog. With a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western University, Dr. Norman combines deep expertise with a passion for holistic wellness. Proudly serving the community since 2002, Dr. Norman and the New Life Chiropractic clinic continue to be beacons of health and education for their patients, guiding them to a more vibrant and pain-free life.