Can Chiropractic Relieve Neck Pain? Lynchburg Chiropractic Thoracic Spine Treatment Helps Ease Neck and Arm Pain.

The spine. Its five sections make up one spine, so it makes sense that treating one area might affect another. So fascinating. So newly published! Palmer Chiropractic Center loves new research, and this new research suggests that treating the thoracic spine positively affects the status of the cervical spine. Palmer Chiropractic Center 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, Lynchburg neck pain patients will be, too.

CERVICAL SPINE PAIN

Cervical spine pain may include neck pain as well as radiculopathy or cervical radicular pain down the arm. Cervical spine related diseases like this may elicit other issues, too. For example, patients who have cervical spine spinal cord disease have three times more likelihood of having cardiovascular disease. Rapidly progressive cervical spine myelopathy patients are likely to have a history of a cardiovascular event and exhibit C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another interesting study of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a progressive spine disease concerning cervical spinal cord compression – discovered that patients evaluated the quality of their care based on satisfaction. The research findings, therefore, reiterate the importance of telling patients what to expect to enhance satisfaction: At 12 months after surgery for neck degenerative myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be better (37%), may remain the same (55%), or may decline (7%). (2) Honesty is the best way in life and in doctor-patient relationships. Palmer Chiropractic Center presents 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.”) Lynchburg chiropractic care incorporating gentle chiropractic adjusting – like with Cox® Technic – improves 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 ease 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 experience cervical spine radiculopathy after just one treatment. These changes were most reported by patients 48 to 72 hours after treatment. (3) Neighboring cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of each other’s care! Wonderful! There is that positive two-for-one effect again.

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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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment at Palmer Chiropractic Center for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of motion improvement in the hands of your Lynchburg chiropractor! Your chiropractor relishes caring for your spine and maintaining the health of all its five sections.

Palmer Chiropractic Center appreciates the whole spine and that treating one section of the spine (thoracic) eases pain in another (cervical)! 
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