Chiropractic is known for its treatment of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report notes how Southern New Hampshire chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.
CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE
Chiropractors are recognized for their management of musculoskeletal spinal related conditions. Not a bad thing! Chiropractors do offer more. Related 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 do not usually visit them mainly 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 Southern New Hampshire chiropractor is at your service 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 discussed a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive. In a recent study 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 concluded and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehab programs to cope with and prevent respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Southern New Hampshire chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine itself.
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain patients found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately increased neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle activity, an important muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes. (4) New Hampshire Spine and Sport is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.
CONTACT New Hampshire Spine and Sport
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.
Set up your Southern New Hampshire chiropractic appointment soon. We are known for our effective spine treatment and more!