Chiropractic 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
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, how far 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
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.
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for our effective spine treatment and more!