My days and nights used to be spent taking self administered breathing treatments, downing as many doctor prescribed steroids as my body can tolerate. I had to avoid stairs and long walks. I had regular trips to the hospital emergency room with near death episodes and simply being immobile. I spent so many nights in the hospital that I called it my short vacation trips. I couldn’t exercise or sleep for more than 2 to 3 hours at a time and even taking short distance walks was difficult. My weight is very high due to the long usage of steroids and I developed diabetes and high blood pressure also due to the long usage of steroids.
Prior to upper cervical care, I honestly thought chiropractic care was the practice of aligning your bones so your body could feel better. This is one reason why I never thought in a million years a chiropractic physician could help me. I had never heard of upper cervical care.
I started the care in August of 2006 and today I have reduced my steroid in take by about 85% and my breathing treatment have been reduced to about 50% less than I am use to. I can take much longer walks, I can sleep longer periods of time without waking for breathing treatments. My body is progressively healing and I can’t wait until I can do aerobics again.
My mental capacity has changed so much that it’s really hard to describe or even come up with a word that describes how I currently feel. These days I find myself sometimes having to remember that I have asthma. I know absolutely 100% my body is healing.
I had allergies and asthma often with bronchitis and walking pneumonia. I was on Fexofenadine (180mg), Albuterol inhaler and Advair. I couldn’t walk outside much without gasping for breath and needing my inhaler. Camping, gardening etc. were not enjoyable. I couldn’t enjoy our 10 grandchildren as much because I was limited in my activities. Now I no longer have the bad allergies and it has been six months now and no asthma! I am off all my asthma medicines and have not had to take advil for over six months!
I had allergies (nuts/peanut butter/ cats) and by the age of 7 had to be on allergy meds year-around and had to use an inhaler frequently. We were just getting ready to begin a 5 year treatment with allergy shots and thought we would try upper cervical first. So glad we did! Before Specific Chiropractic I couldn’t go to people’s houses that had cats. I had to take medication daily which was frustrating. I also had to use an asthma inhaler before any running program at school or any long distance running.
Since being under Specific Chiropractic I have more confidence not being tied down by medications. I am happier in general and have more energy. Now I can go to friends’ houses because it (chiropractic) helps my allergies. I haven’t used QUVAR or Albuterol for asthma since March (started with The Specific in Jan / Feb) and was able to be off of 3 allergy meds for 3-4 months completely during the summer (Flonase, Zyrtec, Singulair). Looking forward to getting off of completely for the long term.