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About Sitka Thoracic Spine Stenosis


narrowing of the thoracic spinal canal space


A thorough, clinical examination that may include imaging is important to your ultimate pain-free recovery.

 Thoracic Spine Exam Description


In office, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka uses Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to widen the canal space, drop the intradiscal pressure and increase the disc height to relieve pain.

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

In office adjunctive care may hasten your recovery.
 Goal of Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine Relief (mid-back)
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 for Thoracic Spine Relief
At Home Care

At home you may want to consider nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage, exercises that strengthen your neck, sleeping on a supportive mattress and pillow, and modifying your daily activities as needed.

Case Reports

Contact Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka for gentle treatment of your thoracic spine stenosis.

"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."