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McHenry Thoracic Spine Pain Helped by Chiropractic Care

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.


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.


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 surgery.


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 is here.

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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 today!

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