Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report notes
how McHenry chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Spengel Chiropractic delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal issues. That’s not all bad! Chiropractors do have more to share. Linked
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 prevention 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 found 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 McHenry 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 experienced by nearly 20-40%
of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is discussed often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is linked with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive.
In a recent analysis 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 rehabilitation programs to manage and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) McHenry
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain patients
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle
activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Spengel Chiropractic is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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