A study published in The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery looked that the correlation between spinal misalignment and two allergic conditions; atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma.
The study observed 360 patients who had either atopic dermatitis or bronchial asthma that received chiropractic care for these conditions. The results are as follows:
Among 120 atopic dermatitis patients who received spinal correction treatments
every day, 106 [88%] showed improvement in skin itching and 86 [72%] showed
improvement in skin condition.
Among 240 atopic dermatitis patients who did not receive spinal correction
treatments every day, we could not obtain a sure treatment effect.
We found that vertebral misalignment is a common and characteristic finding in
patients with atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma. According to the results of this study chronic nerve compression secondary to vertebral deformity in the thoracic region had a significant effect on the immune function of atopic dermatitis and bronchial asthma patients.
Improvement in a number of conditions beyond back pain is something that chiropractors have seen in their offices for over a hundred years. Each time we provide a chiropractic adjustment we’re removing irritation from the nervous system that controls the entire body, including the skin (with dermatitis) and the lungs (with bronchial asthma).