For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine) pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective option to decrease symptoms and improve our quality of life. This type of care focuses on biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such as improving range of motion and lessening pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Southern New Hampshire thoracic spine pain patients find relief at New Hampshire Spine and Sport.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that affects the middle section of your spine, called the thoracic spine region. This area comprises your chest wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources 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 weak posture or an injury to the shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area. New Hampshire Spine and Sport can figure this out via a complete examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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 a variety of techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises, and other modalities to lessen inflammation and enhance range of motion in involved areas. Through regular visits with their Southern New Hampshire chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization and treatment plans individualized for them, patients suffering from thoracic pain can get relief without resorting to taking medications or having to undergo surgery.
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a form of hands-on treatment using 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 assist in the reduction of 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 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! New Hampshire Spine and Sport 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're looking for a gentle way to manage your mid-back pain, schedule a Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit with New Hampshire Spine and Sport today!