West Palm Beach Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its care of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The latest report describes how West Palm Beach chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Moses Chiropractic offers 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 prevention care of musculoskeletal problems and other public health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly offer such preventive care and are prepared to do so, but patients don’t typically visit them mainly for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic websites found 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 West Palm Beach chiropractor is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

More studies are describing 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 talked about often for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory function. Improving diaphragm excursion is positive. In a recent analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased the diaphragmatic excursions while deep breathing, increased forced vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers concluded and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehabilitation programs to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) West Palm Beach chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain sufferers reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle activity, a key muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes. (4) Moses Chiropractic is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.

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