Sandy Springs Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 plus 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 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 itself.

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.

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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 the pain.

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 Cross Chiropractic Center chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
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