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Auburn Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its treatment of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report describes how Auburn chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization assists in respiratory function. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE

Chiropractors are known for their management 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 regarding 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 don’t typically visit them primarily for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic websites discovered 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 Auburn chiropractor is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

Several studies are describing the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis (upper spine curvature experienced by nearly 20-40% of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is discussed often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial. In a recent study of healthy volunteers with thoracic hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased 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 rehab programs to cope with and prevent respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Auburn chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain patients reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.

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 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. chiropractic care benefits more than the spine especially when the thoracic spine is treated!
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