For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective option
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 reducing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Sitka
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that affects
the middle section of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area comprises your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources of thoracic pain include
muscle strain or sprain, disc
injury, spinal stenosis, compressed nerve in
the spine, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributing
issues may include bad posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka can figure this out with a complete
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka are experienced in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain.
They depend on a hands-on approach to
diagnose and treat these conditions using various
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to lower inflammation and improve
range of motion in affected areas. Via regular
visits with their Sitka chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans customized
specifically for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can get relief without resorting to taking medications or having to undergo
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a form
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 reduce
stiffness in the spine and relax muscles to assist in the reduction of pain levels. One recent study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain documented 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 come
for thoracic spine treatment with a positive attitude! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
is ready to help.
CONTACT Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
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 are looking for a gentle
means to manage your mid-back pain, make
a Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka