For those of us dealing with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective approach
to lessen symptoms and enhanced our quality
of life. This type of care centers on
biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such
as improving range of motion and reducing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help McHenry
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that impacts
the middle part of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area comprises your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes of thoracic pain involve
muscle strain or sprain, disc
injury, spinal stenosis, pinched nerve in
the spine, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other causes may include weak posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic can figure this out via a complete
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic are well
trained in identifying
and treating musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They use 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 decrease inflammation and improve
range of motion in affected areas. Via regular
visits with their McHenry chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans tailored
specifically for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can get relief without having to
take medications or undergoing
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 a very gentle form
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 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
stated 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! OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
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 seeking a conservative
way to manage your mid-back pain, schedule
a McHenry chiropractic visit with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic