Eugene Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

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 much more!

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 itself.

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