For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine) pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good approach to lessen symptoms and improve our quality of life. This type of treatment focuses on biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such as improving range of motion and reducing pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Nashua thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Moriarty Chiropractic.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a type of back pain that involves the mid part of your spine, called the thoracic spine region. This area incorporates your chest wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources of thoracic pain involve sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, compressed spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other causes may include bad posture or an injury to the shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area. Moriarty Chiropractic can figure this out via a thorough examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Moriarty Chiropractic are well trained in identifying and treating musculoskeletal issues 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 affected areas. Through regular visits with their Nashua chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization and treatment plans individualized for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can get relief without resorting to taking medications or undergoing surgery.
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 type of treatment that is segment specific, stretches spinal tissues, and eases pain. The applied forces can be measured precisely 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 assist in the reduction of 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 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 come for thoracic spine treatment with a positive attitude! Moriarty Chiropractic 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 illustrates relieving treatment of a thoracic disc herniation with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
If you are looking for a conservative means to manage your mid-back pain, make a Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today!