Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report describes
how Ashburn chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn delivers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized 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 problems and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly
offer such prevention care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not typically visit them mainly
for such care. (1) Further, 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 Ashburn chiropractor
is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
More 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 often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Improving diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a new study of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased 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 rehabilitation programs to cope with and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Ashburn
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain sufferers
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased
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) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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