Fort Wayne Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine11/23/2021Chiropractic is known for its care of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report notes how Fort Wayne chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc delivers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine. CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE Chiropractors are known for their management of musculoskeletal spinal issues. Not a bad thing! Chiropractors do offer more. Related to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of chiropractors regarding their use of primary prevention care of musculoskeletal disorders and other public health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly offer such preventive care and are prepared to do so, but patients don’t typically visit them primarily for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic websites discovered 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 Fort Wayne chiropractor is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus much more! HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT Several studies are reporting on the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis (upper spine curvature found in nearly 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 associated with respiratory function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial. In a recent study 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 summarized 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 outside of the spine itself. 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 clinical outcomes of shoulder pain. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tyler Hill on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he treats shoulder pain using Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to lessen the pain. Make your Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment now. We are known for our effective spine treatment and more! « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."