For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective approach
to lessen symptoms and improve our quality
of life. This type of care centers on
biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such
as improving range of motion and decreasing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Severna Park
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Back And Neck Care Center.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that impacts
the mid part of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area comprises your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources of thoracic pain include
muscle strain or sprain, disc
injury, spinal stenosis, pinched spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributing
issues may include poor posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area.
Back And Neck Care Center can figure this out via a complete
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Back And Neck Care Center are experienced in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They use a hands-on approach in diagnosing and treating these conditions using various
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to lessen inflammation and improve
range of motion in involved areas. Via regular
visits with their Severna Park chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans customized
specifically for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can find relief without resorting to taking medications or undergoing
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a form
of hands-on treatment using precise force, pressure, and
direction to relieve spinal pain. Cox® Technic is a very gentle type
of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases
pain. The applied forces can be calculated specifically
with proper equipment. Such precision benefits those with thoracic pain.
Research has shown that this type of treatment can decrease
stiffness in the spine and relax muscles to help
relieve pain levels. One recent study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain documented that spinal manipulation decreased
pain intensity, disability, spinal stiffness, and tenderness. (1) Another study
noted that patients who were “responders” to spinal manipulation for
non-specific thoracic spine pain relief were those whose expectations of improvement
and comfort during spinal manipulation were optimistic. (2) So be positive! Back And Neck Care Center
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes relieving treatment of a thoracic disc herniation
with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
If you are seeking a gentle
way to manage your mid-back pain, make
a Severna Park chiropractic visit with Back And Neck Care Center