About A Thoracic Spine Williamson Disc Herniation


Thoracic disc herniations are not that common, making up only 2% of all disc herniations documented, but they do hurt.


the disruption of the integrity of the normal intervertebral disc, the pad of cartilage that sits between the vertebral bones of the spine


The symptoms of a thoracic herniated disc are severe, deep, aching pain that often radiates into the lateral (side) chest wall and forward into the check. The pain may be deep, gripping pain in the spine, radiating around to the chest.

 Description of Disc Herniation in the Thoracic Spine

Apple Country Chiropractic follows a careful examination routine to not miss any symptom or sign that points to the correct diagnosis of your thoracic spine pain.

Thoracic Spine Exam Description

In office, Apple Country Chiropractic uses Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression. You will welcome the Cox Technic manipulation that gently "pulls you apart," as many patients describe the treatment or say they need. Cox Technic opens the spinal canal space, increases the disc height, and drops intradiscal pressure to alleviate your pain.

 Goal of Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine Pain Relief
The disc is pressing on the nerve. Note that as the disc herniation reduces, the pinched nerve is relieved.
 Cox Technic Thoracic Spine Treatment

At Home Care

At home, Apple Country Chiropractic may recommend hot/cold therapy, exercise or modification of your sleeping or working environment.

Contact Apple Country Chiropractic for effective relief of your thoracic spine disc herniation.

Disc Herniation of the Thoracic Spine
Learn More about it with this animation. Note the disc herniation compressing the nerve, causing inflammation and pain. 
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