For those of us struggling with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective way
to decrease symptoms and improve our quality
of life. This type of care centers on
biomechanical parameters to help improve clinical outcomes, such
as enhancing range of motion and reducing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Baton Rouge
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at Spine & Sports Rehab Center.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that impacts
the middle part of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area includes your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common causes of thoracic pain involve
sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, pinched spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributors may include weak posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
Spine & Sports Rehab Center can figure this out with a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Spine & Sports Rehab Center are experienced in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal issues like thoracic pain.
They use a hands-on approach to
diagnose and treat these conditions using a variety of
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to decrease inflammation and improve
range of motion in affected areas. Via regular
visits with their Baton Rouge chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans personalized for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can find relief without resorting to taking medications or undergoing
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 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 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 optimistic. (2) So come
for thoracic spine treatment with a positive attitude! Spine & Sports Rehab Center
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're seeking a conservative
way to contain your mid-back pain, make
a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Spine & Sports Rehab Center