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McHenry Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 much more!

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 itself.

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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 Spengel Chiropractic chiropractic care benefits more than the spine especially when the thoracic spine is treated!
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