Can Chiropractic Relieve Neck Pain? West Des Moines Chiropractic Thoracic Spine Treatment Helps Ease Neck and Arm Pain.

The spine. Its five sections make up one spine, so it’s logical that treating one section might affect another. So fascinating. So recently published! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa has a thing about new research, and this new research indicates that treating the thoracic spine positively affects the status of the cervical spine. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is all for the two-for-one effect for spinal pain reduction! When conditions of cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are concerned, West Des Moines 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 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 are apt to have a history of a cardiovascular event and exhibit C4/5 disc hyperintensity on T2-MRI images. (1) Another intriguing report of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a progressive spine disease involving cervical spinal cord compression – discovered that patients evaluated the quality of their care based on satisfaction. The research findings, therefore, emphasize the significance of telling patients what to expect to boost satisfaction: At 12 months following surgery for neck degenerative myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be better (37%), may be the same (55%), or may deteriorate (7%). (2) Honesty is the best policy in life and in doctor-patient relationships. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa presents its proposed treatment’s expected outcomes and the course of healing to be expected upfront. (ex: “Some days will be better than others as you heal. Healing happens when the good days begin to exceed the poor ones.”) West Des Moines 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 shown to improve cervical spine pain and enhance disability. A recent article describes 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 stated by patients 48 to 72 hours after treatment. (3) Adjacent cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of each other’s care! Amazing! There is that beneficial 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 improved the neck and arm pain – and sleep - for a patient. There are a lot of 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care!

Schedule a West Des Moines chiropractic appointment at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of motion improvement in the hands of your West Des Moines chiropractor! Your chiropractor relishes caring for your spine and maintaining the health of all its five sections.

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