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Ashburn Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 much more!

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 itself.

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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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn chiropractic care benefits more than the spine especially when the thoracic spine is treated!
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