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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 much more!

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, how far the diaphragm is able to expand on inhale, is associated 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 itself.

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