The spine. Its five sections make up one spine, so it makes sense that treating one area might affect another. So interesting. So recently published! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has a thing about new research, and this new research presents that treating the thoracic spine positively influences the status of the cervical spine. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is completely in favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain reduction! When conditions of cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are involved, Augusta 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 with cervical spine spinal cord disease have three times more incidence of having cardiovascular disease. Rapidly progressive cervical spine myelopathy patients are apt to have a history of a cardiovascular event and exhibit C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another intriguing study 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 importance of telling patients what they can expect to increase satisfaction: At 12 months after surgery for neck degenerative myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be better (37%), may stay the same (55%), or may deteriorate (7%). (2) Honesty is the best way in life and in doctor-patient relationships. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic presents its proposed treatment’s expected outcomes and the course of healing to be expected on day one. (ex: “Some days will be better than others as you heal. Healing happens when the good days begin to exceed the poor ones.”) Augusta chiropractic care with its 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 very gentle and pain-relieving not just for the thoracic spine but also the cervical spine. Thoracic spine thrust adjusting has been demonstrated to ease cervical spine pain and enhance disability. A recent 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) Neighboring cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of each other’s care! Amazing! There is that positive two-for-one effect again.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Chris Deveau on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who using with Cox® Technic improved the neck and arm pain – as well as sleep - for a patient. There are a lot of 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of motion improvement with Augusta chiropractic care! Your chiropractor delights in caring for your spine and preserving the health of all its five sections.