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Largo Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 much more!

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, the extent to which the diaphragm expands 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 itself.

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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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
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