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Healthy News November 2021 Relieving Chiropractic Care for Hyperkyphosis Curves & Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

 1        The Malverne chiropractic care of hyperkyphotic curves in the [upper spine in older people responds nicely to gentle chiropractic distraction care.

GENTLE, COMFORTABLE TREATMENT OF HYPERKYPHOSIS AND THE THORACIC SPINE

The spine has its own standard curvature or kyphosis. Malverne Health & Wellness knows the spine’s curves quite well! Most Malverne chiropractic clients don’t give a second though to the curvature of the spine, its normalcy or its function, until there is a problem caused by a curve that gets “too” curvy. Think about the thoracic spine, the upper back part of the spine, whose normal kyphosis ranges from 20 to 40 degrees in young spines. For 20% to 40% of over-60-year-old adults, this kyphosis is documented to grow beyond 40°. This “age-related kyphosis” (aka ‘hyperkyphosis’) affects both men and women but is more frequently seen in women who experience more functional disorders like decreased back extensor muscle strength and use of erector spinal muscles in addition to poor health conditions. (1,2) Spinal manipulation and mobilization of the thoracic spine are common ways chiropractors treat musculoskeletal issues in older adults with conditions like hyperkyphosis. Older spines effectively experienced the SMM forces similar to younger spines in research studies. (3) Fortunately, manual therapy has been researched and described as effective to decrease and prevent musculoskeletal problems due to thoracic hyperkyphosis. A recent study noted that such therapy positively influenced the thoracic kyphosis angle, thoracic extension range of motion, and thoracic extension strength. (4) And an extra: Thoracic mobilization is shown to increase diaphragmatic excursion and respiratory function to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in patients with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (5) Your Malverne chiropractor delivers gentle, effective, distractive thoracic spine manipulation that both relieves hyperkyphosis and is quite comfortable. Once you feel it, you’ll ask for it again!

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Joseph D’Angiolillo on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes gentle distraction treatment of thoracic pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Malverne Health & Wellness presents research that emphasizes that non-operative treatment for spinal stenosis within a month of diagnosis is beneficial.  

Malverne CHIROPRACTIC TIP OF THE MONTH: Get Care for Spinal Stenosis Sooner Than Later!

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common diagnosis for older Malverne adults. It’s associated with a higher utilization of healthcare services. And surgery is not always the solution according to a study that reported how 1 in 3 lumbar spinal stenosis patients experienced a poor clinical outcome after surgery. Also, 36.1% of 529 patients had a poor leg pain outcome while 27.6% had a poor overall outcome. Promisingly, patients who exercised on a regular basis and those who got pre-operative chiropractic or physiotherapy care were not as likely to describe a poor overall outcome. (6) A new study stated that receiving such non-operative care beginning within the first 30 days of diagnosis reduced the use of riskier and more costly health care services in the following year. Fewer than 2% of Medicare beneficiaries got such care in a timely fashion. (7) Lastly, manual manipulation for 8 weeks was shown to be effective for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis by easing their pain and bettering their function. (8) Malverne Health & Wellness is ready to get started treating your spinal stenosis today, non-operatively and safely.

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