The spine. Its five sections make up
one spine, so it makes sense that treating one section
might affect another. So fascinating. So recently
published! Spinal Care Clinic has a thing about new
research, and this new research indicates that treating the thoracic spine positively affects
the status of the cervical spine. Spinal Care Clinic is all for the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When problems of
cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are concerned,
Burlington and Hamilton 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 three 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 interesting
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 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 stay the same (55%), or may deteriorate
(7%). (2) Honesty is the best policy in life and in doctor-patient interactions.
Spinal Care Clinic presents its proposed treatment’s expected
outcomes and the course of healing to be expected on day
one. (ex: “Some days will be better than others as you
heal. Healing comes when the good days start
to exceed the poor ones.”) Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care incorporating 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 shown 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 with cervical spine radiculopathy after just one treatment. These changes
were most stated 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.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Chris Deveau on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who using with Cox® Technic improved
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 Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment at
Spinal Care Clinic for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of
motion improvement with
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care! Your chiropractor delights
in caring for your spine and maintaining the health of all
its 5 sections.
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