The spine. Its five sections constitutes one spine, so it makes sense that treating one section might affect another. So interesting. So recently published! Moriarty Chiropractic enjoys new research, and this new research suggests that treating the thoracic spine beneficially affects the status of the cervical spine. Moriarty Chiropractic is completely in favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When issues of cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are concerned, Nashua 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 who have cervical spine spinal cord disease have 3 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 interesting report of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a progressive spine disease concerning cervical spinal cord compression – discovered that patients evaluated the quality of their care based on satisfaction. The research findings, therefore, reiterate the significance of explaining to patients what to expect to boost satisfaction: At 12 months following 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 interactions. Moriarty Chiropractic shares 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 comes when the good days start to exceed the poor ones.”) Nashua 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 shown to ease cervical spine pain and enhance disability. A recent article tells of 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) Adjacent cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of each other’s care! Wonderful! There is that beneficial 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 enhanced the neck and arm pain – as well as sleep - for a patient. There are so many 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment at Moriarty Chiropractic for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of motion improvement with Nashua chiropractic care! Your chiropractor relishes caring for your spine and maintaining the health of all its five sections.