For those of us dealing with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be an effective approach
to reduce symptoms and improve our quality
of life. This type of care focuses on
biomechanical parameters to help enhance clinical outcomes, such
as increasing range of motion and decreasing
pain levels. Let's explore the ways in which this type of therapy can help Ashburn
thoracic spine pain patients find relief at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that affects
the middle part of your spine, called
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 nerve in
the spine, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other contributors may include bad posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn can figure this out with a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn are well
trained in the identification and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions 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 lower inflammation and enhance
range of motion in involved areas. Through regular
visits with their Ashburn chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans customized
specifically for them, patients
suffering from thoracic pain can find relief without having to
take medications or having to undergo
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 form
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 found that spinal manipulation reduced
pain intensity, disability, spinal stiffness, and tenderness. (1) Another report
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! Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
CONTACT Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
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 seeking a conservative
means to manage your mid-back pain, schedule
a Ashburn chiropractic appointment with Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn