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Richmond Thoracic Spine Pain Helped by Chiropractic Care

For those of us dealing with thoracic (mid-spine) pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective approach to reduce symptoms and improve our quality of life. This type of treatment focuses on biomechanical parameters to help enhance clinical outcomes, such as enhancing range of motion and decreasing pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Richmond thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Johnson Chiropractic.


Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that involves the mid part of your spine, called the thoracic spine region. This area includes your chest wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources of thoracic pain include muscle strain or sprain, disc injury, spinal stenosis, compressed spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other causes may include weak posture or an injury to the shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area. Johnson Chiropractic can figure this out with a complete examination of your spine.


Chiropractors like yours at Johnson Chiropractic are well trained in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain. They use 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 enhance range of motion in affected areas. Through regular visits with their Richmond chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization and treatment plans personalized for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can get relief without having to take medications or having to undergo surgery.


Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a form of hands-on treatment that uses precise force, pressure, and direction to relieve spinal pain. Cox® Technic is one very gentle type of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases pain. The applied forces can be measured specifically 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 explained 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! Johnson Chiropractic is here.

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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 seeking a conservative means to contain your mid-back pain, make a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today!

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