Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report notes
how Williamson chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Apple Country Chiropractic delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their care
of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. That’s not all bad! Chiropractors do offer more. Linked
to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of
chiropractors regarding their use of primary prevention
care of musculoskeletal disorders and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly
offer such prevention care and are prepared to do
so, but patients don’t usually visit them primarily
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 Williamson 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 nearly 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 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 concluded
and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehab programs to manage and avert
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Williamson
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers
found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle
activity, a key muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Apple Country Chiropractic is well trained 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 treats
shoulder pain using Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to reduce
Make your Williamson
chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our relieving spine treatment and more!