Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The latest report notes
how Severna Park chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Back And Neck Care Center delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their care
of musculoskeletal spinal issues. Not a
bad thing! Chiropractors do have more to share. Related
to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of
chiropractors regarding 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 ready to do
so, but patients don’t usually visit them primarily
for such care. (1) Further, 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 Severna Park chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several 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 often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is linked with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive.
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) Severna Park
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers
found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle
activity, an important muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Back And Neck Care Center is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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Schedule your Severna Park
chiropractic appointment today. We are known
for our relieving spine treatment and more!