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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Have you been recently diagnosed with COPD or know a loved one who is struggling with this chronic condition? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that obstructs airflow from the lungs. A COPD diagnosis can be a scary experience. However, it is not the end of the world. With some help from our Fort Worth chiropractor, many people with COPD are able to enjoy a high quality of life and successfully control their symptoms.
Dr Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas, and he can help support your journey back to wellness. Dr. Michlin provides patients with more than a back adjustment. A visit to Back To Health Family Chiropractic is a whole body health adjustment. Regular spinal care paves the road to good health. For patients with COPD, an atlas orthogonal may help make it easier to breathe and enjoy a full life.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases and smoke, such as cigarette smoke. If you have been diagnosed with COPD and currently smoke, quitting smoking is one of the most important choices you can make to improve your health. While COPD is chronic and cannot be cured, effective management can prevent symptoms from worsening and help you return to living an active life. Your medical doctor may also recommend some medications that are helpful for managing your COPD symptoms.
But what happens if you are having a day where it is especially hard to breath? Our Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist Dr. Michlin may be able to help with an Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment. This safe, effective adjustment targets the top vertebra in the spinal column. The atlas vertebra is like the top link in a chain. When this top link is out of alignment, the entire chain is impacted. In the case of a spinal misalignment, this can result in nerve compression that impacts the brain’s ability to send and receive information throughout the body. An atlas impingement can also have an adverse impact on other body functions, like the ability to breathe.
Many patients with COPD experience both “good” and “bad” days. An Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment from Dr. Michlin may help make it easier for you to breathe on any day, especially on difficult or “bad” days. While there is no cure for COPD, Atlas Orthogonal Adjustments, in conjunction with a comprehensive wellness program, may help to enhance your quality of life.
Dr. Michlin, your Fort Worth chiropractor has helped patients from all walks of life with different health challenges take back control of their well-being. He can help you, too! Consider what a recent patient with COPD has to say about the care she received at Back To Health Family Chiropractic:
“I have no back, neck or joint pain, but I do have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The Atlas adjustment instantly improved my breathing capacity. It still doesn't seem possible, but it's really true! There is no cure for COPD, but it is wonderful to know that I can seek relief when needed from Dr. Michlin.” You can read her story here.
Take the first step back to wellness today. Call us at 817.810.9111 for your appointment!