Chiropractic is recognized for its care of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The latest report describes how Augusta chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization assists in respiratory function. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their management of musculoskeletal spinal issues. That’s not all bad! Chiropractors do offer more. Linked 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 undoubtedly offer such prevention care and are prepared to do so, but patients do not usually visit them primarily for such care. (1) Additionally, a review of chiropractic websites found that 79% of them mentioned care of one or more non-musculoskeletal conditions like sleep issues, constipation/digestive issues, unease/discontent in children, and menstrual cramps/pain. (2) Your Augusta chiropractor is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus much more!
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several studies are describing 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 discussed a lot 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 recent 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 concluded and recommended the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehabilitation programs to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Augusta chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine itself.
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain patients reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle activity, a key muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain. (4) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
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