Thoracic Spine and Ribs (mid back) Pain
Detailed, Efficient Back Pain Treatment Salt Lake City
Whether your mid back or thoracic spine pain is severe, chronic, or acute, Open Source (OS) chiropractic offers solutions without popping, cracking, and without repeated visits and adjustment to the same area again and again.
The technology, detail, complete analysis and lasting corrections OS chiropractic offers can be a miracle for people struggling with unrelenting mid-back or thoracic spine pain whether the cause is computer work, whiplash, manual labor, repetitive postures and positions, or having a “rib out.”
The thoracic spine has been an overlooked region in chiropractic, medical, physical therapy, and osteopathic professions. Many techniques within these fields focus on the upper neck, the pelvis, or medications such as muscle relaxers, pain mediation or cortisone injections. People often have their spouses and children walk on their back attempting to resolve an immobilize, locked thoracic spine.
Traditional chiropractic techniques have approached this area as an opportunity to simply mobilize the spine. Breathe in, breathe out… crunch. The time has come to for another option: to appreciate the thoracic spine for its complexity and perfect union between form and function.
By using a specific, accurate and sensitive reflex, the OS Test as a window into how stress is stored in the living system, OS chiropractic has revealed exactly how to identify this stress and provide lasting resolution.
A stuck, stiff and painful thoracic spine:
Why would the body, in its seeming infinite wisdom, stiffen an entire region in the spine? The answer is self preservation.
We have identified regional fixations as a mechanism the body uses to protect itself from deeper, more damaging stored injury or trauma. These compensating patterns manifest as stiffness and fixation of the joints in the thoracic spine. Simply mobilizing the region may feel good initially although we know, hours later or the next day, the pain is right back where it was, sometimes worse. No one should be come reliant and addicted to the crack… a lasting solution is available. Other compensating patterns have also been identified in the pelvis, low back, cervical and cranial anatomy.
When we uncover the compensation pattern, the body is able to reveal the underlying primary issue. We are able in real time, identify 35-45 different anatomical misalignment or chiropractic subluxations within a single thoracic vertebra motor unit and associated anatomy. This includes both ribs attached to the primary vertebrae, the vertebral disk above and below, the ligaments above and below, muscles attaching and related organs. Each of these structures is able to to be analyzed in every possible plane: rotation, tipping, laterality, and anterior or posterior. Once identified the correction is made with a light force impulses in a sequence in a specific direction to correct all identified anatomy. The result is a more stable state which is more efficient and thus the body holds on to the correction potentially indefinitely.
Once a single primary level in the spine , an interesting phenomena happens. often a vertebrae above or below spontaneously reveals itself as being actively misaligned and causing stress to the nervous system. If we just stopped after the correcting the first vertebrae the body would again apply a compensating pattern to protect itself from the newly revealed primary misalignment. Since we are after lasting corrections, by correcting the adjacent vertebrae as they are revealed one by one allows us to regionally clear the entire thoracic spine and anatomy.
Thoracic Spine Pain
The thoracic spine is also an important protective region for the spinal cord and nerves relating to the lungs, heart, gall bladder, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach, adrenals, kidneys, small intestine, diaphragm and arteries.
- T1- arteries
- T2- heart
- T3- lungs
- T4- gall bladder
- T5- stomach
- T6- pancreas
- T7- spleen
- T8- liver
- T9 adrenals
- T10- small intestine
- T11- kidney
- T12- kidney
When the Thoracic spine is chronically locked, the nerves and ganglion in the region can also be affected. This region of the spine is also a major player in the Sympathetic Nervous System relating to the “flight or fight” response.
Through the specific, detailed and real-time analysis available with OS chiropractic, we can regionally clear accumulated trauma, injury, overuse, repetitive postures and identify specific organ dysfunction. Thankfully, the body prefers a completely corrected spine will hold onto the adjustments. This equals fewer visits, lasting corrections and finally treatment answers for chronic thoracic spine pain and conditions.
The gentle, light force adjustments make this approach safe for clients with osteoporosis and osteopenic bone situation. Children, adults, all body types and ages have responded to OS chiropractic treatments everywhere in the body including the thoracic spine.
For more information on if this work could help you, a family member, friend or someone you know, contact Dr Jonathan Leusden, Salt Lake City Chiropractor today for your free initial consultation.
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