The spine. Its five sections form
one spine, so it’s logical that treating one area
might affect another. So fascinating. So recently
published! Spengel Chiropractic loves new
research, and this new research indicates that treating the thoracic spine beneficially influences
the status of the cervical spine. Spengel Chiropractic is all for the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When problems of
cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are involved,
McHenry neck pain patients will be, too.
CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Cervical spine pain may involve neck pain as
well as radiculopathy or cervical radicular pain down the arm. Cervical spine
related diseases like this may stimulate
other issues, too. For example, patients with cervical spine
spinal cord disease have three times more likelihood of having
cardiovascular disease. Rapidly progressive cervical spine myelopathy patients tend to have a history of a cardiovascular event and exhibit
C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another interesting
study of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a
progressive spine disease involving cervical spinal cord compression
– found that patient evaluation of the quality of care they received comes down to satisfaction.
The research findings, therefore, emphasize 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 better
(37%), may be the same (55%), or may decline
(7%). (2) Honesty is the best policy in life and in doctor-patient relationships.
Spengel Chiropractic shares its proposed treatment’s expected
outcomes and the course of healing to be expected on day
one. (ex: “Some days will be nicer than others as you
heal. Healing happens when the good days begin
to exceed the poor ones.”) McHenry chiropractic care with
its gentle chiropractic adjusting – like with Cox® Technic – improves
the odds of good days and more good days!
THORACIC SPINE ADJUSTING HELPS CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Chiropractic treatment of the thoracic spine can be very
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 recent
article describes 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! Wonderful! There is that positive
two-for-one effect again.
CONTACT Spengel Chiropractic
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 – and sleep - for a patient. There are so
many 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment at
Spengel Chiropractic for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of
motion improvement with
McHenry chiropractic care! Your chiropractor delights
in caring for your spine and preserving the health of all
its five sections.
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