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

The spine. Its five sections constitutes one spine, so it’s logical that treating one section might affect another. So interesting. So newly published! Vancouver Spine Care Centre loves new research, and this new research presents that treating the thoracic spine beneficially affects the status of the cervical spine. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is completely in favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When conditions of cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are involved, Vancouver 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. Such diseases of the cervical spine may stimulate other issues, too. For example, patients with cervical spine spinal cord disease have 3 times more incidence 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 study of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a progressive spine disease concerning cervical spinal cord compression – discovered that patient evaluation of the quality of care they received comes down to satisfaction. The research findings, therefore, emphasize the importance of telling patients what they can expect to boost satisfaction: At 12 months after surgery for neck degenerative myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be better (37%), may stay the same (55%), or may deteriorate (7%). (2) Honesty is the best way in life and in doctor-patient interactions. Vancouver Spine Care Centre presents its proposed treatment’s expected outcomes and the course of healing to be expected upfront. (ex: “Some days will be nicer than others as you heal. Healing comes when the good days start to exceed the poor ones.”) Vancouver 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 improve cervical spine pain and enhance disability. A current article describes 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 stated 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.

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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 a lot of 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment at Vancouver Spine Care Centre for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of motion improvement in the hands of your Vancouver chiropractor! Your chiropractor relishes caring for your spine and preserving the health of all its 5 sections.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre appreciates the whole spine and that treating one section of the spine (thoracic) eases pain in another (cervical)! 
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