Oxford Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 care 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 much more!

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 itself.

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.

CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic

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 ease the pain.

Make your Oxford chiropractic appointment soon. We are recognized for our effective spine treatment and more!

 Satterwhite Chiropractic chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
« 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."