For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good approach
to reduce symptoms and enhanced our quality
of life. This type of care focuses on
biomechanical parameters to help improve 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 Minster
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Minster Chiropractic Center.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that affects
the mid section of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area comprises your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes 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.
Minster Chiropractic Center can figure this out via a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Minster Chiropractic Center 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 a variety of
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to lessen inflammation and enhance
range of motion in affected areas. Through regular
visits with their Minster 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
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 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 reduce
stiffness in the spine and relax muscles to help
relieve pain levels. One recent study of patients with chronic
thoracic pain found 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 positive. (2) So come
for thoracic spine treatment with a positive attitude! Minster Chiropractic Center
is ready to help.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
illustrates relieving treatment of a thoracic disc herniation
with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
If you're seeking a conservative
way to contain your mid-back pain, make
a Minster chiropractic appointment with Minster Chiropractic Center