Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report notes
how Oxford chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Satterwhite Chiropractic 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 about their use of primary preventive
care of musculoskeletal problems and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly
offer such preventive care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not usually visit them mainly
for such care. (1) Additionally, 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 Oxford chiropractor
is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus
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 discussed often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm is
able to expand on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Improving diaphragm excursion is positive.
In a recent study of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization improved 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 manage and avert
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Oxford
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 as well as serratus anterior muscle
activity, an important muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Satterwhite Chiropractic is quite experienced in
delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
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chiropractic appointment soon. We are recognized
for our effective spine treatment and more!