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West Palm Beach Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its care of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report notes how West Palm Beach chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization assists in respiratory function. Chiropractic Care delivers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE

Chiropractors are known for their care of musculoskeletal spinal issues. Not a bad thing! Chiropractors do offer more. Related to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of chiropractors regarding their use of primary prevention care of musculoskeletal problems and other public health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly offer such preventive care and are ready to do so, but patients don’t typically visit them primarily for such care. (1) Additionally, a review of chiropractic websites discovered that 79% of them referred to care of one or more non-musculoskeletal conditions like sleep issues, constipation/digestive issues, unease/discontent in children, and menstrual cramps/pain. (2) Your West Palm Beach chiropractor is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

Several studies are reporting on the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis (upper spine curvature found in almost 20-40% of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is discussed often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory function. Improving diaphragm excursion is beneficial. In a new study of healthy volunteers with thoracic hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization improved the diaphragmatic excursions during deep breathing, increased forced vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers summarized and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehab programs to manage and prevent respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain patients found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle activity, an important muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain. (4) Chiropractic Care is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tyler Hill on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he treats shoulder pain using Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to lessen the pain.

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 Chiropractic Care chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
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