Plainville Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its treatment of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The most recent 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 much more!

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 itself.

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

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