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
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 beneficial.
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
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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