Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report notes
how New Roads chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their management
of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. That’s not all bad! Chiropractors do have more to share. Linked
to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of
chiropractors regarding their use of primary preventive
care of musculoskeletal disorders and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly
offer such preventive care and are ready to do
so, but patients don’t typically visit them mainly
for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic
websites found 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 New Roads chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
More studies are describing
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 talked
about a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Improving diaphragm excursion is positive.
In a new 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) New Roads
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond 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) New Roads Chiropractic Center is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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with Dr. Tyler Hill on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he treats
shoulder pain using Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease
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chiropractic appointment now. We are known
for our relieving spine treatment and more!