For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective option
to reduce 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 lessening
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Williamson
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at Apple Country Chiropractic.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that affects
the middle section of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area comprises your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes of thoracic pain include
muscle strain or sprain, disc
injury, spinal stenosis, pinched spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributors may include bad posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
Apple Country Chiropractic can figure this out with a complete
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Apple Country Chiropractic are experienced in identifying
and treating musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain.
They use a hands-on approach to
diagnose and treat these conditions using a variety of
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to decrease inflammation and enhance
range of motion in affected areas. Through regular
visits with their Williamson chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans individualized for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can find relief without resorting to taking medications or undergoing
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a type
of hands-on treatment using precise force, pressure, and
direction to relieve spinal pain. Cox® Technic is one very gentle form
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 explained 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! Apple Country Chiropractic
CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic
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're looking for a conservative
way to manage your mid-back pain, schedule
a Williamson chiropractic visit with Apple Country Chiropractic