For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good option
to decrease symptoms and enhanced our quality
of life. This type of treatment focuses on
biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such
as enhancing range of motion and reducing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help West Palm Beach
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Chiropractic Care.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that affects
the middle 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, compressed nerve in
the spine, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributors may include weak posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
Chiropractic Care can figure this out via a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Chiropractic Care are experienced in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain.
They depend on a hands-on approach to
diagnose and treat these conditions using various
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to reduce inflammation and enhance
range of motion in affected areas. Via regular
visits with their West Palm Beach chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans customized
specifically for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can get relief without resorting to taking medications or having to undergo
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 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 assist in the reduction of pain levels. One new study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain documented that spinal manipulation reduced
pain intensity, disability, spinal stiffness, and tenderness. (1) Another report
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 come
for thoracic spine treatment with a positive attitude! Chiropractic Care
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates relieving treatment of a thoracic disc herniation
with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
If you're looking for a gentle
means to manage your mid-back pain, make
a West Palm Beach chiropractic visit with Chiropractic Care