Chiropractic is known for its care
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report describes
how San Jose chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Chiropractic Solutions delivers
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 have more to share. Related
to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of
chiropractors about their use of primary prevention
care of musculoskeletal problems 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) Additionally, 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 San Jose chiropractor
is at your service 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 found in almost 20-40%
of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is talked
about often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive.
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 concluded
and recommended the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehab programs to cope with and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) San Jose
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain patients
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle
activity, an important muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Chiropractic Solutions delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
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chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our effective spine treatment and more!