Can Chiropractic Relieve Neck Pain? Fort Wayne Chiropractic Thoracic Spine Treatment Helps Ease Neck and Arm Pain.06/18/2019The spine. Its five sections constitutes one spine, so it makes sense that treating one section might affect another. So interesting. So recently published! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc enjoys new research, and this new research suggests that treating the thoracic spine beneficially influences the status of the cervical spine. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc is completely in favor of the two-for-one effect for spinal pain decrease! When issues of cervical spine myelopathy and disc herniation are involved, Fort Wayne 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. Such diseases of the cervical spine may trigger other issues, too. For example, patients who have cervical spine spinal cord disease have 3 times more likelihood 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 report of patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy - a progressive spine disease involving cervical spinal cord compression – found that patient evaluation of the quality of care they received comes down to satisfaction. The research findings, therefore, emphasize the importance of explaining to patients what to expect to enhance satisfaction: At 12 months following surgery for neck degenerative myelopathy, the relief of pain and function issues may be better (37%), may stay the same (55%), or may decline (7%). (2) Honesty is the best policy in life and in doctor-patient relationships. Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc presents its proposed treatment’s expected outcomes as well as the course of healing to be expected on day one. (ex: “Some days will be better than others as you heal. Healing happens when the good days start to exceed the poor ones.”) Fort Wayne chiropractic care including 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 improve disability. A current 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 reported by patients 48 to 72 hours after treatment. (3) Neighboring cervical and thoracic spine sections feed off of each other’s care! Amazing! There is that positive two-for-one effect again. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 so many 2-for-1 benefits of chiropractic care! Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment at Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc for a two-for-one benefit of pain reduction and spinal range of motion improvement with Fort Wayne chiropractic care! Your chiropractor delights in caring for your spine and maintaining the health of all its 5 sections. « View All Spine Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."