narrowing of the thoracic spinal canal space
A thorough, clinical examination that may include imaging is important to your ultimate pain-free recovery.
Thoracic Spine Exam Description
In office, Dr. Gary Stefanick uses Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression to widen the canal space, drop the intradiscal pressure and increase the disc height to relieve pain.
You will welcome the Cox Technic manipulation to the thoracic spine for thoracic stenosis that gently "pulls you apart," as many patients describe the treatment or say they need.
Goal of Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine Relief (mid-back)
The disc is pressing on the nerve. Note that as the disc herniation reduces, the pinched nerve is relieved.
This is an animation of the goal of Cox Technic
Flexion-Distraction and Decompression: reduced irritation of spinal elements
enough to relieve pain and help you regain your quality of life. The amount of
decrease in size of the herniated disc necessary for pain relief varies from 0%
to 100% for each individual patient.
Cox Technic for Thoracic Spine Relief
At Home Care
At home you may want to consider nutritional supplements that help rebuild disc cartilage, exercises that strengthen your neck, sleeping on a supportive mattress and pillow, and modifying your daily activities as needed.
Contact Dr. Gary Stefanick for gentle treatment of your thoracic spine stenosis.