For those of us dealing with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective option
to lessen symptoms and improve our quality
of life. This type of treatment focuses 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 New Roads
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at New Roads Chiropractic Center.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that involves
the mid part of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area includes your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources of thoracic pain involve
sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, compressed nerve in
the spine, 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.
New Roads Chiropractic Center can figure this out with a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at New Roads Chiropractic Center are experienced in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They employ 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 lower inflammation and improve
range of motion in affected areas. Via regular
visits with their New Roads chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans individualized for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can find relief without having to
take medications or undergoing
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a form
of hands-on treatment that uses precise force, pressure, and
direction to relieve spinal pain. Cox® Technic is a very gentle form
of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases
pain. The applied forces can be calculated precisely
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 reduced
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 positive. (2) So be positive! New Roads Chiropractic Center
CONTACT New Roads Chiropractic Center
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 looking for a conservative
way to manage your mid-back pain, schedule
a New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center