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 enhance clinical outcomes, such
as enhancing range of motion and lessening
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Manchester
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that involves
the middle part of your spine, called
the thoracic spine region. This area includes your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes of thoracic pain include
sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, 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.
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries can figure this out with a complete
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries are well
trained in identifying
and treating musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain.
They employ 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 involved areas. Via regular
visits with their Manchester chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans personalized for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can find relief without having to
take medications or having to undergo
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 type
of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases
pain. The applied forces can be calculated precisely
with proper equipment. Such precision benefits those with thoracic pain.
Research has shown that this type of treatment can decrease
stiffness in the spine and relax muscles to assist in the reduction of pain levels. One recent study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain found that spinal manipulation decreased
pain intensity, disability, spinal stiffness, and tenderness. (1) Another report
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 optimistic. (2) So be positive! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
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 are looking for a conservative
way to manage your mid-back pain, schedule
a Manchester chiropractic visit with Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries