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

 1        The Minster 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 normal curvature or kyphosis. Minster Chiropractic Center knows the spine’s curves quite well! Most Minster chiropractic clients do not think about the spine’s curve, its normalcy or its function, until there is an issue caused by a curve that is overly curvy. Take for example the thoracic spine, the upper back part of the spine, whose normal kyphosis ranges from 20° to 40 in young people. For 20% to 40% of over-60-year-old adults, this kyphosis is seen to grow beyond 40°. This “age-related kyphosis” (aka ‘hyperkyphosis’) affects both men and women but is more frequently seen in women who have more functional disorders like decreased back extensor muscle strength and ability to use erector spinal muscles in addition to poor health conditions. (1,2) Spinal manipulation and mobilization of the thoracic spine are common approaches chiropractors use to treat musculoskeletal issues in older adults with conditions like hyperkyphosis. Older spines successfully experienced the SMM forces similar to younger spines in research studies. (3) Fortunately, research describes manual therapy as effective to reduce and avert 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 a bonus: Thoracic mobilization is shown to boost diaphragmatic excursion and respiratory function to manage and prevent respiratory dysfunction in patients with thoracic hyperkyphosis. (5) Your Minster 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 treatment of thoracic pain with the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Minster Chiropractic Center presents research that emphasizes that non-operative treatment for spinal stenosis within a month of diagnosis is beneficial.  

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

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common diagnosis for older Minster adults. It is associated with a higher utilization of healthcare services. And surgery isn’t always the answer according to a study that reported how 1 in 3 lumbar spinal stenosis patients experienced a poor clinical outcome with 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 received pre-operative chiropractic or physiotherapy care were less likely to describe a poor overall outcome. (6) A new study reported that getting such non-operative care starting within the first 30 days of diagnosis decreased 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) Minster Chiropractic Center is ready to get started caring for your spinal stenosis today, non-surgically and safely.

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Make your next Minster chiropractic appointment today. Spinal conditions like thoracic spine hyperkyphosis and lumbar spinal stenosis respond well to chiropractic treatment!

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