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Malverne Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment of the spine. Research is reporting that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The latest report describes how Malverne chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Malverne Health & Wellness 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 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 disorders and other public health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly offer such prevention care and are prepared to do so, but patients don’t typically 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 Malverne chiropractor is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

Several studies are reporting on 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 talked about a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, how far the diaphragm is able to expand on inhale, is linked with respiratory function. Improving diaphragm excursion is beneficial. In a new 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 summarized and recommended the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehabilitation programs to cope with and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Malverne 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 as well as serratus anterior muscle activity, a crucial muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is associated with short-term improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness is quite experienced in delivering gentle thoracic manipulation.

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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.

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 Malverne Health & Wellness chiropractic care benefits more than the spine especially when the thoracic spine is treated!
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