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
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
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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chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our effective spine treatment and more!