For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good way
to decrease symptoms and improve our quality
of life. This type of care centers on
biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such
as increasing range of motion and decreasing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Vancouver
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at Vancouver Disc Centers.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that impacts
the middle part of your spine, called
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 spinal nerve, 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.
Vancouver Disc Centers can figure this out with a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Vancouver Disc Centers are experienced in identifying
and treating musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They depend on a hands-on approach in diagnosing and treating these conditions using a variety of
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to lessen inflammation and improve
range of motion in involved areas. Through regular
visits with their Vancouver 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 having to undergo
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 type
of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases
pain. The applied forces can be measured specifically
with proper equipment. Such precision benefits those with thoracic pain.
Research has shown that this type of treatment can reduce
stiffness in the spine and relax muscles to help
relieve 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 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! Vancouver Disc Centers
is ready to help.
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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 seeking a gentle
means to manage your mid-back pain, make
a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Disc Centers