Chiropractic is known for its care of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The most recent report notes how Nashua chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Moriarty Chiropractic delivers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are known for their care of musculoskeletal spinal issues. That’s not all bad! Chiropractors do offer more. Linked to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of chiropractors about 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 ready to do so, but patients do not usually visit them mainly for such care. (1) Additionally, 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 Nashua chiropractor is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!
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 suggested a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, how far the diaphragm is able to expand on inhale, is linked with respiratory function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive. In a recent analysis 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 concluded and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehab programs to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Nashua chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine itself.
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain patients found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle activity, an important muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes. (4) Moriarty Chiropractic is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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