Dr. Adam Meisenhelder with Back In Motion Chirorpractic & Sports Rehab in Beaverton, Oregon, demonstrates PAILs and RAILs exercises to increase shoulder end range motion and end range joint stability.
Low back pain is an epidemic in modern society, with 85% of the population experiencing a low back injury in their lifetime. In fact, this is the number one reason a person will seek medical care - including with your favorite Beaverton Chiropractic Clinic, Back In Motion! There are several causes of low back pain, each with their own set of signs, symptoms, and treatment techniques. For chronic low back pain, that is pain lasting more than 3 months, we look to the intervertebral disc as the cause.
Thoracic kyphosis, defined as an increase in the normal curvature of the spine, is a growing problem with young women. Several factors, such as: slouching, carrying heavy bags, watching television, breast development, and ever increasing hours buried in their phones, are making this a national problem, and one that will surely increase over the years, especially as Millennials enter their aging years.
Researchers from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, sought to determine the effectiveness of either chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy to the thoracic spine or stretch and strengthening exercises versus the combined treatment of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy to the thoracic spine in conjunction with stretch and strengthening exercises.
When most people are asked to described the typical chiropractic experience, it consists of a relatively short office visit - usually less than 5 minutes - with the primary mode of therapy being spinal manipulation and possibly one or more modalities - electrical stimulation and ultrasound being the most popular. Likewise, the typical Physical Therapy experience consists of stretching and strengthening followed by some combination of the same passive modalities. There is certainly no doubting the incredible benefits of both types of therapy. However, there is one essential piece missing in each which has an undeniable positive benefit on both health outcomes and speed of recovery: soft-tissue therapy.