Chiropractic is recognized for its care
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report describes
how Fort Wayne chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. Not a
bad thing! Chiropractors do offer more. 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 undoubtedly
offer such prevention care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not typically visit them mainly
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 Fort Wayne chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus
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 discussed often 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 new analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased 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 prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Fort Wayne
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain sufferers
found 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 linked with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is quite experienced in
delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
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Schedule your Fort Wayne
chiropractic appointment today. We are recognized
for our relieving spine treatment and more!