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Richmond Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is recognized for its treatment of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The latest report notes how Richmond chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization helps with respiratory function. Johnson Chiropractic 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 offer more. Linked to musculoskeletal care is prevention of musculoskeletal problems. A survey of chiropractors regarding their use of primary prevention care of musculoskeletal disorders and other public health-related disorders found that chiropractors certainly 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 Richmond chiropractor is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

Several 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 talked about a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is associated with respiratory function. Improving diaphragm excursion is beneficial. In a recent study 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 concluded and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehab programs to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) Richmond chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits beyond the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain patients reported 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 linked with short-term improvements in shoulder clinical outcomes. (4) Johnson Chiropractic delivers 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 lessen the pain.

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 Johnson Chiropractic chiropractic care benefits more than the spine especially when the thoracic spine is treated!
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