Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report describes
how Largo chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 about their use of primary prevention
care of musculoskeletal problems and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly
offer such prevention care and are prepared to do
so, but patients do not usually visit them primarily
for such care. (1) Additionally, a review of chiropractic
websites discovered 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 Largo 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 almost 20-40%
of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is talked
about 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 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) Largo
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
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