Pensacola Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its care of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report describes how Pensacola chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE

Chiropractors are known for their care of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. 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 disorders 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 mainly for such care. (1) Additionally, a review of chiropractic websites discovered 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 Pensacola chiropractor is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

More studies are reporting on 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 suggested 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 new study 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 summarized and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehab programs to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Pensacola chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased neuromuscular drive in addition to 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Tyler Hill on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he helps relieve shoulder pain using Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to reduce the pain.

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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
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