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Vancouver Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its care of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is beneficial beyond the spine. The latest report notes how Vancouver chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Vancouver Disc Centers delivers 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 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 usually visit them primarily for such care. (1) Further, a review of chiropractic websites discovered that 79% of them mentioned care of one or more non-musculoskeletal conditions like sleep issues, constipation/digestive issues, unease/discontent in children, and menstrual cramps/pain. (2) Your Vancouver chiropractor is at your service 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 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 linked with respiratory function. Increasing diaphragm excursion is positive. In a recent 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 concluded and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehab programs to cope with and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Vancouver chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, also! Shoulder pain sufferers 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 linked with short-term improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.

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 Vancouver Disc Centers chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
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