Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report describes
how Sandy Springs chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Cross Chiropractic Center offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known 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 regarding their use of primary prevention
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 usually visit them primarily
for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic
websites discovered 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 Sandy Springs 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 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 expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a new 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 rehabilitation programs to cope with and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Sandy Springs
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond 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, a crucial muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Cross Chiropractic Center delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
CONTACT Cross Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Tyler Hill on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he treats
shoulder pain using Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction to ease
Schedule your Sandy Springs
chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our relieving spine treatment and more!