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
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
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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Make your Auburn
chiropractic appointment today. We are recognized
for our relieving spine treatment and more!