Chiropractic is recognized for its care
of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive,
reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report notes
how Eugene chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization helps with respiratory function. Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers
gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized 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 ready to do
so, but patients don’t typically visit them primarily
for such care. (1) Additionally, 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 Eugene chiropractor
is here for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several studies are reporting on
the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis
(upper spine curvature experienced by 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 is
able to expand on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Improving diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a new analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization increased the
diaphragmatic excursions during deep breathing, increased forced
vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers summarized
and recommended the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehab programs to manage and avert
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Eugene
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 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) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
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chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our effective spine treatment and more!