Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The latest report describes
how Pflugerville chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Pflugerville Wellness Center offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal issues. That’s not all bad! Chiropractors do have more to share. Linked
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 certainly
offer such prevention care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not typically visit them primarily
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 Pflugerville chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several studies are reporting on
the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis
(upper spine curvature found in almost 20-40%
of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is discussed a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is linked with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a recent analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization improved 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) Pflugerville
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain sufferers
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle
activity, a key muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Pflugerville Wellness Center is quite experienced in
delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
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chiropractic appointment today. We are known
for our relieving spine treatment and more!