The spine. Its five sections constitutes
one spine, so it’s logical that treating one section
might affect another. So interesting. So newly
published! Johnson Chiropractic likes new
research, and this new research suggests that treating the thoracic spine positively affects
the status of the cervical spine. Johnson Chiropractic is completely in
favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When conditions of
cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are concerned,
Richmond neck pain patients will be, too.
CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Cervical spine pain may include neck pain as
well as radiculopathy or cervical radicular pain down the arm. Cervical spine
related diseases like this may elicit
other issues, too. For example, patients who have cervical spine
spinal cord disease have three times more incidence of having
cardiovascular disease. Rapidly progressive cervical spine myelopathy patients are likely to have a history of a cardiovascular event and show
C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another interesting
report of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a
progressive spine disease involving cervical spinal cord compression
– discovered that patient evaluation of the quality of care they received comes down to satisfaction.
The research findings, therefore, emphasize the significance
of telling patients what they can expect to enhance
satisfaction: At 12 months after surgery for neck degenerative
myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be improved
(37%), may be the same (55%), or may deteriorate
(7%). (2) Honesty is the best way in life and in doctor-patient interactions.
Johnson Chiropractic presents its proposed treatment’s expected
outcomes as well as the course of healing to be expected upfront. (ex: “Some days will be better than others as you
heal. Healing comes when the good days start
to exceed the poor ones.”) Richmond chiropractic care including gentle chiropractic adjusting – like with Cox® Technic – improves
the odds of good days and more good days!
THORACIC SPINE ADJUSTING HELPS CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Chiropractic treatment of the thoracic spine can be quite
gentle and pain-relieving not just for the thoracic spine but also the cervical
spine. Thoracic spine thrust adjusting has been shown to ease
cervical spine pain and enhance disability. A current
article describes improvements in pain, disability, cervical
spine range of motion, and deep neck flexor endurance in patients who have cervical spine radiculopathy after just one treatment. These changes
were most reported by patients 48 to 72 hours after treatment. (3)
Adjacent cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of
each other’s care! Amazing! There is that beneficial
two-for-one effect again.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Chris Deveau on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who using with Cox® Technic enhanced
the neck and arm pain – and sleep - for a patient. There are numerous 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!
Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment at
Johnson Chiropractic for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of
motion improvement in the hands of your Richmond chiropractor! Your chiropractor relishes caring for your spine and preserving the health of all
its five sections.
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