Chiropractic Care for Rounded Backs
Kyphosis, or rounding of the upper back, is a common condition that affects many people, especially as they age. Kyphosis can cause discomfort and limited mobility; in severe cases, it can lead to disability and degenerative conditions like arthritis. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help with kyphosis by providing corrective care, retraining, and exercises that prevent disability and degeneration.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to health and wellness that focuses on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments and other manual techniques to improve the spine's alignment and relieve pain and discomfort. For patients with kyphosis, chiropractic care can be incredibly effective.
Corrective Chiropractic Care for Kyphosis
Corrective chiropractic care involves spinal adjustments and other manual techniques to correct the spine's alignment. In the case of kyphosis, chiropractors will focus on correcting the rounding of the upper back by gently manipulating the spine to improve its position. By restoring the spine's natural alignment, chiropractors can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and prevent further damage to the spine.
Retraining and Exercises for Kyphosis
In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors can help patients with kyphosis by retraining the muscles supporting the spine. Chiropractors may recommend exercises and stretches that focus on strengthening the back and neck muscles, which can help improve posture and reduce the risk of further injury. Additionally, chiropractors may recommend lifestyle changes, such as weight loss or changes in ergonomics at work, that can help reduce the stress on the spine and prevent further damage.
Preventing Disability and Degeneration