TENSION BETWEEN THE SHOULDER BLADES
Tension or pain between the shoulder
blades is often a sign of subluxation ("pinched nerves") in the thoracic portion
of the spine. These thoracic subluxations have recently attracted the attention of the
A number of chiropractic clinical studies
have linked thoracic pain or tension to difficulty in taking a deep breath. When
chiropractic adjustments are administered, breathing is often eased.1,2,3
Australian researchers found that chronic
indigestion is often relieved among chiropractic patients seeking help for mid-back pain.
In many cases, these patients never mentioned indigestion or heartburn to their doctors of
chiropractic - their improved digestive health was an unexpected "side-benefit".4
Nerve irritation in the upper back can be
more than just a source of pain and tension. These thoracic subluxations can prevent you
from experiencing optimum health. As many patients have found out, chiropractic
adjustments often bring unexpected health benefits.
1 Bachman TR, Lantz CA. Management
of Pediatric Asthma and Enuresis with Probable Traumatic Etiology. Proceedings of the
National Conference on Chiropractic and Pediatrics (ICA), 1991: 14 - 22.
2 Masarsky CS, Weber M.
Chiropractic Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Journal of
Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1988; 11: 505 - 510.
3 Masarsky CS, Weber M. Somatic
Dyspnea and the Orthopedics of Respiration. Chiropractic Technique 1991; 3: 26 -
4 Bryner P, Staerker PG.
Indigestion and Heartburn: Prevalence in Persons Seeking Care from Chiropractors. Journal
of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1996; 19.
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Marion Todres, M.A., D.C. and Charles Masarsky, D.C.