Chiropractic is recognized 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 Groton chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers
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 prevention
care of musculoskeletal problems and other public
health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly
offer such preventive care and are ready to do
so, but patients do not typically visit them mainly
for such care. (1) Further, 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 Groton chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and
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, how far the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory
function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a recent study 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 cope with and prevent
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Groton
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers
reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle
activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office delivers gentle thoracic manipulation.
CONTACT Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office
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with Dr. Tyler Hill on The
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Make your Groton
chiropractic appointment today. We are recognized
for our effective spine treatment and more!