For those of us dealing with thoracic (mid-spine) pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good approach to decrease symptoms and enhanced our quality of life. This type of treatment centers on biomechanical parameters to help enhance clinical outcomes, such as improving range of motion and decreasing pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Augusta thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type 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 involve muscle strain or sprain, disc injury, spinal stenosis, pinched spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other causes may include bad posture or an injury to the shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic can figure this out with a thorough examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic are experienced in identifying and treating musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain. They depend on 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 decrease inflammation and enhance range of motion in involved areas. Through regular visits with their Augusta chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization and treatment plans tailored just for them, patients suffering from thoracic pain can get relief without having to take medications or undergoing surgery.
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a type of hands-on treatment using 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 calculated 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 new study of patients with chronic thoracic pain documented that spinal manipulation decreased 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 be positive! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help.
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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 seeking a conservative way to manage your mid-back pain, make a Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today!