The spine. Its five sections make up
one spine, so it makes sense that treating one section
might affect another. So interesting. So recently
published! Chiropractic Care likes new
research, and this new research indicates that treating the thoracic spine beneficially affects
the status of the cervical spine. Chiropractic Care is completely in
favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When conditions of
cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are concerned,
West Palm Beach neck pain patients will be, too.
CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Cervical spine pain may include neck pain as
well as radiculopathy or cervical radicular pain down the arm. Such diseases of the cervical spine may trigger
other issues, too. For example, patients with cervical spine
spinal cord disease have 3 times more likelihood of having
cardiovascular disease. Rapidly progressive cervical spine myelopathy patients tend to have a history of a cardiovascular event and show
C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another interesting
report of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a
progressive spine disease concerning cervical spinal cord compression
– found that patient evaluation of the quality of care they received comes down to satisfaction.
The research findings, therefore, reiterate the significance
of explaining to patients what to expect to increase
satisfaction: At 12 months following surgery for neck degenerative
myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be improved
(37%), may remain the same (55%), or may decline
(7%). (2) Honesty is the best way in life and in doctor-patient relationships.
Chiropractic Care presents its proposed treatment’s expected
outcomes as well as the course of healing to be expected upfront. (ex: “Some days will be better than others as you
heal. Healing comes when the good days begin
to exceed the poor ones.”) West Palm Beach chiropractic care with
its gentle chiropractic adjusting – like with Cox® Technic – enhances
the odds of good days and more good days!
THORACIC SPINE ADJUSTING HELPS CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Chiropractic treatment of the thoracic spine can be quite
gentle and pain-relieving not just for the thoracic spine but also the cervical
spine. Thoracic spine thrust adjusting has been shown to improve
cervical spine pain and improve disability. A current
article tells of improvements in pain, disability, cervical
spine range of motion, and deep neck flexor endurance in patients who have cervical spine radiculopathy after just one treatment. These changes
were most reported by patients 48 to 72 hours after treatment. (3)
Neighboring cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of
each other’s care! Amazing! There is that beneficial
two-for-one effect again.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Chris Deveau on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who using with Cox® Technic improved
the neck and arm pain – as well as sleep - for a patient. There are a lot of 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment at
Chiropractic Care for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of
motion improvement in the hands of your West Palm Beach chiropractor! Your chiropractor relishes caring for your spine and preserving the health of all
its five sections.
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