Chiropractic is recognized for its care
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The latest report notes
how Manahawkin chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. Not a
bad thing! Chiropractors do have more to share. Related
to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of
chiropractors about their use of primary preventive
care of musculoskeletal problems and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly
offer such prevention care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not 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 Manahawkin chiropractor
is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
More studies are describing
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. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a new analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased the
diaphragmatic excursions during deep breathing, increased forced
vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers summarized
and recommended the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehab programs to manage and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Manahawkin
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain patients
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased
neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle
activity, an important muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is quite experienced in
delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
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