Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment
of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report describes
how Montreal chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and
mobilization assists in respiratory function. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic delivers
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 have more to share. 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 certainly
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 Montreal chiropractor
is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention plus
HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT
Several studies are describing
the benefits of thoracic mobilization for improvement in thoracic hyperkyphosis
(upper spine curvature found in nearly 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. Increasing diaphragm excursion is beneficial.
In a new analysis of healthy volunteers with thoracic
hyperkyphosis, 8 weeks of thoracic mobilization improved the
diaphragmatic excursions during deep breathing, increased forced
vital capacity, and the thoracic hyperkyphosis itself. The researchers summarized
and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in
respiratory rehabilitation programs to manage and avert
respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Montreal
chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine
SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT
Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain patients
found that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced
neuromuscular drive in addition to serratus anterior muscle
activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion.
Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term
improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes.
(4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is well trained gentle thoracic manipulation.
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Schedule your Montreal
chiropractic appointment soon. We are known
for our relieving spine treatment and more!