Singing is one of the best activities we humans have to enhance our well-being while bringing joy to those around us. At the Triangle chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay in Chapel Hill, NC, we recognize the benefits of this healthful activity and help people improve their ability to sing in many ways. Dr. Oskardmay is an avid singer herself and appreciates the physicality singing requires; using skillful palpation and other diagnostics, she can help you fine-tune your vocal instrument. Chiropractic and acupuncture may not help improve your sight-reading or ability to sing in tune but can benefit other vital aspects. From posture enhancement to pain reduction, treatment at our clinic can help you get on the way to better singing.
To sing correctly, one needs to stand tall and project the voice, which requires good posture and diaphragmatic breathing. Dr. Oskardmay can improve both of these using chiropractic adjustments to the spine and extremities, massage to the muscles of the back and neck, shoulders, and even the diaphragm. Treatment will resolve pain in the neck and back and ribcage, enabling the singer to breathe more deeply, hold notes longer, and sing with more control. Demonstrated to improve nerve flow to organs and muscles, the adjustment helps the lungs, diaphragm, vocal cords, and body muscles all work better.
Subluxations in the vertebral column cause compensatory postural alterations that reduce vocal quality and tone. When the vertebrae are misaligned, the joints between the spinal bones ache on movement, causing the sufferer to reduce movement reflexively. Likewise, ribcage subluxation impairs singer inhalation and exhalation; pain inhibits full range and breathing strength. Notably, the diaphragm that bisects the body at the last rib can also suffer irritation, causing a reduction in voice strength and quality. Additionally, shoulder pain and lack of pain-free range of motion disable a singer’s ability to reach their full voice because the shoulders are involved in lung expansion.
Careful examination always precedes treatment at our Triangle acupuncture and chiropractic clinic. After assessing the cause of body pain or limited range of motion, Dr. Oskardmay develops a treatment plan to fix the cause of the problem. Careful massage relaxes taut muscles that hinder action. Using chiropractic mobilization techniques in the neck and back, she restores pain-free vertebral movement and nerve flow. When misalignment in the neck and upper back is corrected, singers can stand taller with better head and neck uprightness. Dr. Oskardmay applies specific adjustment techniques to the shoulders and ribs to support motion there, as well. The clavicle is a rich source of singing muscle attachment; undiagnosed pain in this vital shoulder bone can affect a singer’s ability to project.
Bring joy to yourself and those around you by getting the most out of your singing voice. At the Triangle chiropractic and acupuncture offices of Dr. Lisa Oskardmay, we are here for you. During these times of enhanced sanitation requirements, we mask up and ask our patients to do so. Call (919) 929-1400, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website acudocnc.com to schedule your appointment today.