The spine. Its five sections make up
one spine, so it’s logical that treating one area
might affect another. So fascinating. So recently
published! Soft Health and Healing Clinic loves new
research, and this new research indicates that treating the thoracic spine positively affects
the status of the cervical spine. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is completely in
favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain reduction! When problems of
cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are concerned,
Brooks neck pain patients will be, too.
CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Cervical spine pain may involve neck pain as
well as radiculopathy or cervical radicular pain down the arm. Cervical spine
related diseases like this may trigger
other issues, too. For example, patients who have cervical spine
spinal cord disease have 3 times more likelihood of having
cardiovascular disease. Rapidly progressive cervical spine myelopathy patients tend to have a history of a cardiovascular event and show
C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another intriguing
report of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a
progressive spine disease concerning cervical spinal cord compression
– found that patient evaluation of the quality of care they received comes down to satisfaction.
The research findings, therefore, reiterate the significance
of telling patients what they can expect to enhance
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 decline
(7%). (2) Honesty is the best way in life and in doctor-patient interactions.
Soft Health and Healing Clinic shares its proposed treatment’s expected
outcomes and the course of healing to be expected on day
one. (ex: “Some days will be nicer than others as you
heal. Healing happens when the good days begin
to exceed the poor ones.”) Brooks chiropractic care including gentle chiropractic adjusting – like with Cox® Technic – enhances
the odds of good days and more good days!
THORACIC SPINE ADJUSTING HELPS CERVICAL SPINE PAIN
Chiropractic treatment of the thoracic spine can be quite
gentle and pain-relieving not just for the thoracic spine but also the cervical
spine. Thoracic spine thrust adjusting has been demonstrated to improve
cervical spine pain and enhance disability. A current
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 positive
two-for-one effect again.
CONTACT Soft Health and Healing Clinic
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 numerous 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!
Schedule a Brooks chiropractic appointment at
Soft Health and Healing Clinic for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of
motion improvement in the hands of your Brooks chiropractor! Your chiropractor delights
in caring for your spine and maintaining the health of all
its five sections.
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