Healthy News November 2021 Relieving Chiropractic Care for Hyperkyphosis Curves & Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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GENTLE, COMFORTABLE TREATMENT OF HYPERKYPHOSIS AND THE THORACIC SPINE

The spine has its own normal curvature or kyphosis. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center knows the spine’s curves quite well! Most Pensacola chiropractic clients do not think about the spinal curve, its normalcy or its function, until there is a problem caused by a curve that gets “too” curvy. Take for example the thoracic spine, the upper back part of the spine. Its normal kyphosis ranges from 20° to 40 in young spines. For 20% to 40% of over-60-year-old adults, this kyphosis is documented to grow beyond 40°. This “age-related kyphosis” (aka ‘hyperkyphosis’) affects both men and women but is more often described to affect women who experience more functional disorders like reduced back extensor muscle strength and ability to use erector spinal muscles in addition to poor health issues. (1,2) Spinal manipulation and mobilization of the thoracic spine are common ways chiropractors treat musculoskeletal issues in older adults with issues like hyperkyphosis. Older spines effectively received the SMM forces similar to younger spines in research studies. (3) Fortunately, manual therapy has been researched and described as effective to decrease and prevent musculoskeletal problems because of thoracic hyperkyphosis. A recent study noted that such therapy adjusted the thoracic kyphosis angle, thoracic extension range of motion, and thoracic extension strength. (4) And an extra: Thoracic mobilization is demonstrated to boost diaphragmatic excursion and respiratory function to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in patients with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (5) Your Pensacola chiropractor delivers gentle, effective, distractive thoracic spine manipulation that both relieves hyperkyphosis and is quite comfortable. Once you feel it, you will ask for it again!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiolillo on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes gentle distraction treatment of thoracic pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center presents research that emphasizes that non-operative treatment for spinal stenosis within a month of diagnosis is beneficial.  

Pensacola CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Get Care for Spinal Stenosis Sooner Than Later!

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common diagnosis for older Pensacola adults. It is associated with a higher utilization of healthcare services. And surgery is not always the answer according to a study reporting that 1 in 3 lumbar spinal stenosis patients had a poor clinical outcome after surgery. Moreover, 36.1% of 529 patients had a poor leg pain outcome while 27.6% had a poor overall outcome. Encouragingly, patients who exercised regularly and those who received pre-operative chiropractic or physiotherapy care were not as likely to report a poor overall outcome. (6) A recent study reported that getting such non-operative care starting within the first 30 days of diagnosis decreased the use of riskier and more costly health care services in the following year. Fewer than 2% of Medicare beneficiaries got such care in a timely fashion. (7) Lastly, manual manipulation for 8 weeks was reported to be effective for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis by decreasing their pain and improving their function. (8) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is ready to get started treating your spinal stenosis today, non-surgically and safely.

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Schedule your next Pensacola chiropractic appointment today. Spinal conditions like thoracic spine hyperkyphosis and lumbar spinal stenosis react well to chiropractic treatment!

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