For those of us dealing 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 treatment focuses on
biomechanical parameters to help enhance clinical outcomes, such
as enhancing range of motion and lessening
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Largo
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at Hollstrom & Associates Inc.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that affects
the mid 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 include
muscle strain or sprain, disc
injury, spinal stenosis, pinched spinal nerve, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributing
issues may include weak posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that puts pressure on the nerves in this area.
Hollstrom & Associates Inc can figure this out with a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Hollstrom & Associates Inc are well
trained in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions like thoracic pain.
They employ a hands-on approach to
diagnose and treat these conditions using various
techniques such as manual adjustments, electrical stimulation therapy, exercises,
and other modalities to reduce inflammation and improve
range of motion in affected areas. Through regular
visits with their Largo chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans individualized for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can find relief without having to
take 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 measured 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 explained 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! Hollstrom & Associates Inc
is ready to help.
CONTACT Hollstrom & Associates Inc
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 looking for a conservative
means to manage your mid-back pain, schedule
a Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc