Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report describes
how Fernandina Beach chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their care
of musculoskeletal spinal issues. Not a
bad thing! Chiropractors do have more to share. Related
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 certainly
offer such preventive care and are prepared to do
so, but patients do not usually visit them mainly
for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic
websites found that 79% of them referred to
care of one or more non-musculoskeletal conditions like sleep issues,
constipation/digestive issues, unease/discontent in children, and menstrual cramps/pain.
(2) Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor
is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several studies are reporting on
the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis
(upper spine curvature found in nearly 20-40%
of older adults) and respiratory function. Diaphragmatic breathing is discussed a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic
excursion, how far the diaphragm is
able to expand on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive.
In a recent study 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) Fernandina Beach
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers
found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle
activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
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Schedule your Fernandina Beach
chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our effective spine treatment and more!