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.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
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.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
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
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
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
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
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