Asthma Treatment in Wheat Ridge CO


The feeling of not being able to breath brought on by an asthma attack is a frightening experience. There are roughly 19 million adults and 7 million children who experience asthma. This chronic inflammatory conditions of the lungs causes many people to struggle living here in Wheat Ridge and the Denver metro area with air pollution on the rise. Wheat Ridge Chiropractor, Dr. Al Simeone has helped many people breathe easier by relieving the cause of their respiratory problems through chiropractic care in addition to helping them make lifestyle adjustments.

Chiropractic Care for Asthma Relief

During an asthma attack, the airway is reacting to an offending stimuli by constricting, tightenging and secreting a surplus of mucous. This response causes a severe shortness of breath. When asthma attacks, it is essential for the individual to receive immediate medical assistance to relax and re-open the airway to prevent asthma attacks from becoming deadly. Inhalers are the standard of care as an effective but short term treatment for asthma but they do not address or correct the primary cause of why the individuals lungs are so sensitive. Chiropractic is an effective treatment to correct the miscommunication between the lungs and the nervous system to decrease asthma attack frequency and intensity. Our Wheat Ridge chiropractor regularly finds people who experience shortness of breath and co-occurring asthma are typically also experiencing upper back pain. Dr. Al Simeone usually finds the patient has had either:


A subluxation (misalignment) of cervical (neck) vertebra (C7), or upper back vertebrae T1, T2 and/or T3 that is related to poor posture; Nerves from this area directly impact the respiratory system.


A traumatic injury to this same area of the neck and/or upper back.

Wheat Ridge Chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone can correct these and other subluxations (misalignments) to offer relief from asthma in addition to upper back and neck pain relief at the root cause by relieving pinched nerves that control lung function.

In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Al Simeone also recommends avoiding any known triggers, which might include:


Cigarette smoke (first and second-hand)

Overexertion during exercise


Sudden temperature changes
Environmental allergens and pollutants (pollen, dust, pet dander, smog etc.)
Any known food sensitivities or allergens
In addition to helping you with chiropractic care, identify and avoid triggers, our Wheat Ridge chiropractor may recommend nutritional strategies to improve your immune system and strengthen your respiratory system. Generally this includes eating a whole, organic diet with many vegetables, fruits and healy sources of protein and complex carbohydrates. Avoiding processed foods.

FAQ for Asthma

What causes asthma?

Asthma is caused by a miscommunication between the nervous system and lungs. The lungs respond to an offending stimulus (pollen ect.) that are not really damaging to our body. The lungs respond by constricting airways and producing excess mucus.

Can asthma go away?

Asthma can go into remission but the underlying condition is still present and can be triggered in the future.

What does asthma feel like?

Asthma causes constriction of airways and the inability to exhale which results in a feeling of shortness of breath.

Contact our Wheat Ridge chiropractor for specific recommendations and help with your asthma today: schedule appointment at 720-573-4910.