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Sitka Thoracic Spine Pain Helped by Chiropractic Care

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.


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.


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 surgery.


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.

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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 are looking for a gentle means to manage your mid-back pain, make a Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today!

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