Middle Back Pain Treatment / Thoracic Spine Pain Relief and Subluxation
Chiropractic is an incredibly effective approach to many health conditions. Most people believe that chiropractic is great for spine pain, or in this case middle back pain or thoracic spine pain, and they aren’t wrong, but that’s not the whole story. Nerves contained within the thoracic spine control healing and the sympathetic nervous system, and when they aren’t functioning they prevent normal healing and function. The term for this is a subluxation of the thoracic spine, which means a bone that isn’t sitting right or moving right, interfering with normal nerve signals, and often times causing symptoms like Asthma, Acid Reflux (GERD), Heart Arrhythmias, and thoracic spine pain and rib pain. Over time this can cause disease to occur, even if the thoracic spine subluxation hasn’t produced any middle back pain (thoracic spine pain) yet.
Some common conditions related to subluxations of the thoracic spine include:
Causes of thoracic spine subluxation and thoracic spine pain are often physical like a car accident, whiplash injury, or poor posture and forward head posture. Whether the stress is all at once like in an auto accident or slow over time like with poor posture, the results are similar. Damage to the discs, joints, and nerves and symptoms like spine pain and nerve dysfunction. For anyone involved in a car accident or other type of whiplash accident, it is very important to have a chiropractor evaluate you. The best way to do this is with a weight bearing motion X-Ray including flexion and extension views of the cervical spine and weight bearing thoracic spine views. Other ways to know if there may be a thoracic spine subluxation are things like forward head posture, thoracic spine pain, rib pain, or muscle tightness and soreness in the traps, spinal muscles, and neck. Many people take medication for things like heart Arrythmias, Acid Reflux, Shortness of Breath, and Ashtma, and that can be an acceptable short term strategy, however the side effects of these drugs make a natural solution much more appealing.
Dr. Paul Hogdson is THE MAN! When I began the healing process at New Wave Chiropractic, I was in pretty bad shape. Pressure on the wrong points, alignment issues, and neck problems. I felt better after the first visit and even better following each visit thereafter. The initial assessment is the KEY! Paul is a complete professional and actually cares for his patients! I highly recommend Dr. Hodgson and New Wave Chiropractic!