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About McHenry Chiropractic and McHenry Thoracic Spine Subluxation


the misalignment of one vertebra upon the other


Thoracic spine subluxations can irritate the nerves of the disc, facet joints, and spinal nerves leaving the spine to cause pain in the mid-back that may even be felt around the sides and into the chest. At arrow, note the rotation subluxation which is an off-centering or rotation of the vertebra.


A thorough, clinical examination of your spine that may include imaging is important for you to regain your quality of life without pain.

Thoracic Spine Exam Description

In office, OrthoIllinois Chiropractic uses chiropractic Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to widen the canal space, drop the intradiscal pressure, increase the disc height to relieve pain, and realigns the vertebral segments to allow normal ranges of motion.

You will welcome the Cox Technic manipulation that gently "pulls you apart," as many patients describe the treatment or say they need.

 Graphic Animation of Cox Technic - Thoracic Spine
The disc is pressing on the nerve. Note that as the disc herniation reduces, the pinched nerve is relieved.
 This is an animation of the goal of Cox Technic Flexion-Distraction and Decompression: reduced irritation of spinal elements enough to relieve pain and help you regain your quality of life. The amount of decrease in size of the herniated disc necessary for pain relief varies from 0% to 100% for each individual patient.

  Cox Technic Thoracic Spine Treatment

In office adjunctive care may hasten your recovery.

At Home Care

At home you will want to avoid sleeping on your stomach, wear a neck brace if recommended, take nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage, exercise, and modify your daily activities as needed. You will want to work closely with us at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic to ensure your treatment is properly administered and your return to maximum health is maximized.

Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic today about your thoracic spine subluxation.

"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."