Chiropractic is known for its care
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report describes
how Colorado Springs chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. 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 disorders and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly
offer such preventive care and are prepared to do
so, but patients do not usually visit them mainly
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 Colorado Springs chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several 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 suggested a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is linked with respiratory
function. Improving diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a recent analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization improved 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 rehabilitation programs to cope with and avert
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Colorado Springs
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain patients
found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased
neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle
activity, an important muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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