Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The latest report notes
how Plainville chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Layden Chiropractic offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal issues. Not a
bad thing! Chiropractors do have more to share. Related
to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of
chiropractors regarding their use of primary preventive
care of musculoskeletal problems and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly
offer such preventive care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not typically visit them mainly
for such care. (1) Additionally, a review of chiropractic
websites found that 79% of them mentioned
care of one or more non-musculoskeletal conditions like sleep issues,
constipation/digestive issues, unease/discontent in children, and menstrual cramps/pain.
(2) Your Plainville chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
More 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 suggested often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive.
In a new analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased the
diaphragmatic excursions while deep breathing, increased forced
vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers concluded
and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehab programs to manage and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Plainville
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain patients
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased
neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle
activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Layden Chiropractic delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
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chiropractic appointment today. We are recognized
for our relieving spine treatment and more!