West Des Moines Chiropractic Benefit Extends Beyond the Spine

Chiropractic is known for its treatment of the spine. Research is showing that its spinal treatment is positive, reaching beyond the spine. The most recent report describes how West Des Moines chiropractic thoracic spinal manipulation and mobilization assists in respiratory function. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers gentle, safe treatment of the thoracic spine.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE BEYOND THE SPINE

Chiropractors are recognized for their management 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 preventive care of musculoskeletal disorders and other public health-related disorders found that chiropractors undoubtedly offer such preventive care and are prepared to do so, but patients do not usually visit them mainly 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 West Des Moines chiropractor is at your service for musculoskeletal pain relief and prevention and much more!

HYPERKYPHOSIS & RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT

More studies are reporting on 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 suggested a lot for its calming benefits. Diaphragmatic excursion, the extent to which the diaphragm expands on inhale, is linked with respiratory function. Increasing 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 summarized and suggested the inclusion of thoracic mobilization in respiratory rehabilitation programs to manage and avert respiratory dysfunction in those with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (3) West Des Moines chiropractic spinal treatment offers benefits outside of the spine itself.

SHOULDER MOTION IMPROVEMENT

Shoulders benefit, too! Shoulder pain sufferers reported that thoracic spinal manipulation immediately enhanced neuromuscular drive as well as serratus anterior muscle activity, a key muscle for scapular motion. Thoracic spinal manipulation is linked with short-term improvements in clinical outcomes of shoulder pain. (4) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa 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 reduce the pain.

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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa chiropractic care benefits more than the spine particularly when the thoracic spine is treated!
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