For those of us dealing with thoracic (mid-spine)
pain, chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy can be a good option
to reduce symptoms and enhanced our quality
of life. This type of care focuses on
biomechanical parameters to help enhance 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 La Grande
thoracic spine pain sufferers find relief at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC.
WHAT IS THORACIC PAIN?
Thoracic pain is a kind of back pain that involves
the mid part of your spine, known as
the thoracic spine region. This area includes your chest
wall, ribs, and lungs. The most common sources of thoracic pain include
sprain or strain of muscle, injury to a disc, spinal stenosis, pinched nerve in
the spine, and/or facet joint dysfunction. Other causes may include weak posture or an injury to the
shoulder or arm that involves pressure on the nerves in this area.
Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC can figure this out with a thorough
examination of your spine.
HOW CHIROPRACTORS CAN HELP WITH THORACIC PAIN
Chiropractors like yours at Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC 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 lower inflammation and improve
range of motion in involved areas. Via regular
visits with their La Grande chiropractor for spinal manipulation and mobilization
and treatment plans customized
specifically for them, thoracic spine pain sufferers can find relief without resorting to taking medications or having to undergo
HOW CHIROPRACTIC SPINAL MANIPULATION WORKS AND HELPS
Chiropractic spinal manipulation and mobilization is a type
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 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
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 positive. (2) So be positive! Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC
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Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Kurt Olding on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he
describes relieving treatment of a thoracic disc herniation
with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
If you're looking for a gentle
way to manage your mid-back pain, make
a La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC