Managing COPD Naturally

Posted on Oct 4, 2020


How’s your breathing? If you’ve been experiencing shortness of breath, chest tightening, coughing and/or wheezing, you may have a condition that falls under the umbrella term of “COPD,” aka Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Those with COPD might have asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema. No matter what your problem is called, one thing’s for sure: having trouble breathing can make for difficult days.

For those with breathing disorders, consider chiropractic care. A chiropractor can help improve your body mechanics, allowing for increased chest expansion and flexibility. In other words, chiropractic adjustments can help you breathe better. If and when your lungs have more movement, they can take in more air. Chiropractic care improves lung function and also allows people to increase their exercise performance.

If you or someone you know has lung disease, what are some treatment options? Medications and lung transplants are options, but if you don’t want to be on pills and you don’t want to go under the knife in a surgery, consider chiropractic treatments as an alternative. Studies have been conducted on people with lung disease to see what helped most… and those who combined soft tissue therapy, manipulation and exercise did the best. They were able to walk longer distances with better lung capacity.

Basically, chest wall impairment is a factor in the prognosis of COPD and/or lung disease. A chiropractor works to reduce this impairment. Visiting a chiropractor can result in increased joint mobility and decreased muscle tension. These two things can contribute to reducing chest wall rigidity– and then a person can breathe easier.

If you want to naturally improve your lungs, don’t smoke… or stop smoking. In addition, take deeper breaths, exercise in order to breathe harder on occasion, and avoid exposure to pollutants as best you can. Sometimes, despite all your best efforts, you still develop breathing problems.

In Forest Lake, MN, people with breathing issues should make an appointment to see Dr. Gerard and staff at Lakewoods Chiropractic. Please call 651-464-0800 or email info@lakewoodschiropractic.com for more information.

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SALLY DETLEFSEN
SALLY DETLEFSEN
September 26, 2022.
I am amazed at how much better I feel since coming to Lakewoods. The doctors and staff are amazing.
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Lukas Drayna
Lukas Drayna
September 21, 2022.
Great friendly staff. They focus on the target area’s to ensure your body is happy and healthy !
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Michael F.
Michael F.
September 13, 2022.
Lakewoods Chiropractic is awesome. Friendly, welcoming, and professional Environment. They make you feel comfortable. Definitely recommend Lakewoods. I'm well on the road to recovery. Keep up the good work.
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tone2403
August 30, 2022.
Definitely recommend Lakewoods. When I went in I was in very rough shape. After a few weeks of adjustments I'm feeling better then ever. Great staff and very knowledgeable. They take the time to really make you understand the process.
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Eric Russell
Eric Russell
August 25, 2022.
Jason and his staff are the best. Since my 1st visit, they always informed on your progress and had your health as #1 priority.
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Angel L Colon Jr
August 11, 2022.
Excellent service, friendly accommodating staff. Awesome family friendly services. Highly recommend!!!
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Carrie Davis
Carrie Davis
August 3, 2022.
By far the best chiropractor I’ve ever used. They customize a plan just for you and don’t use a one size fits all approach. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else!! Thank you!!!
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Justin W
July 28, 2022.
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Jennifer Thelen
Jennifer Thelen
July 21, 2022.
I have been experiencing low back pain for at least 10 rememberable years and decided on a whim to try chiropractic care at Lakewoods. I had never been to a chiropractor before so I had no expectations that it would work or not but after just my first adjustment I had instant relief for the first time in 10 years. I have since been super impressed with how everything has been explained to me and how my care plan has been formed. The staff are all very kind and have been very helpful as well!
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