Chiropractic is known for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report notes
how Baton Rouge chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Spine & Sports Rehab Center delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their care
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 about their use of primary preventive
care of musculoskeletal disorders and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly
offer such prevention care and are ready to do
so, but patients don’t usually 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor
is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several studies are reporting on
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 suggested often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated 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 while deep breathing, increased forced
vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers summarized
and recommended the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehabilitation programs to cope with and avert
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Baton Rouge
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain sufferers
found 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 associated with short-term
improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain.
(4) Spine & Sports Rehab Center is quite experienced in
delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
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chiropractic appointment soon. We are recognized
for our effective spine treatment and more!