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

 1        The Tonawanda chiropractic care of hyperkyphotic curves in the [thoracic 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 normal curvature or kyphosis. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation knows the spine’s curves quite well! Most Tonawanda chiropractic clients don’t give a second though to the spinal curve, its normalcy or its function, until there is an issue caused by a curve that is overly 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 is termed “age-related kyphosis” or “hyperkyphosis” which affects both men and women but is more often seen in women who experience more functional disorders like reduced back extensor muscle strength and use of erector spinal muscles plus other poor health issues. (1,2) Spinal manipulation and mobilization of the thoracic spine are common ways chiropractors treat musculoskeletal issues in older adults with issues like hyperkyphosis. Older spines effectively experienced the SMM forces similar to younger spines in research studies. (3) Fortunately, research describes manual therapy as effective to decrease and avert musculoskeletal problems because of thoracic hyperkyphosis. A recent report described how such therapy improved the thoracic kyphosis angle, thoracic extension range of motion, and thoracic extension strength. (4) And a bonus: Thoracic mobilization is demonstrated to boost diaphragmatic excursion and respiratory function to manage and prevent respiratory dysfunction in patients with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (5) Your Tonawanda chiropractor delivers gentle, effective, distractive thoracic spine manipulation that is both hyperkyphosis-relieving and 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 explains gentle distraction care of thoracic pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation shares research that emphasizes that non-operative treatment for spinal stenosis within a month of diagnosis is beneficial.  

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

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a not uncommon diagnosis for older Tonawanda adults. It’s related to higher utilization of healthcare services. And surgery is not always the answer according to a study reporting that 1 in 3 lumbar spinal stenosis patients had a poor clinical outcome with surgery. Moreover, 36.1% of 529 patients had a poor leg pain outcome while 27.6% had a poor overall outcome. Encouragingly, patients who exercised on a regular basis and those who got pre-operative chiropractic or physiotherapy care were less likely to report a poor overall outcome. (6) A recent 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 decreasing their pain and bettering their function. (8) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is ready to get started caring for your spinal stenosis today, non-surgically and safely.

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Make your next Tonawanda chiropractic appointment today. Spine conditions like thoracic spine hyperkyphosis and lumbar spinal stenosis react well to chiropractic treatment!

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