For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good way
to decrease symptoms and improve our quality
of life. This type of treatment centers on
biomechanical parameters to help enhance clinical outcomes, such
as increasing range of motion and decreasing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Colorado Springs
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that involves
the middle section of your spine, called
the thoracic spine region. This area incorporates your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes of thoracic pain include
sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, compressed spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributors may include bad posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR can figure this out via a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR are well
trained in identifying
and treating musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They employ a hands-on approach in diagnosing and treating 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. Through regular
visits with their Colorado Springs chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans personalized for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can get relief without resorting to taking 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 a very gentle form
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 help
relieve pain levels. One new study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain documented that spinal manipulation reduced
pain intensity, disability, spinal stiffness, and tenderness. (1) Another study
stated 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! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR
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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're looking for a conservative
way to contain your mid-back pain, make
a Colorado Springs chiropractic visit with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR