The spine is the structure that allows humans the freedom of movement. The way that the bones articulate, the function of the musculature, and the structural support of the tendons and ligaments allows for flexion, extension, and rotation. The complexity of the spine is sometimes a hindrance due to the immense amounts of injuries, disorders, and structural damage that may occur. It is not uncommon for individuals to complain about limited flexibility and pain with motion. Jacksonville chiropractic services at Schilsky Chiropractic Center may be able to correct these immobility issues!
When flexibility and motion are limited it may be due thoracic immobility. The thoracic spine begins right above the shoulder blades and ends at the bottom of the ribcage. The vertebrae that make up the thoracic spine can be affected by arthritis, fracture, and scoliosis. All of these diseases and injuries may cause decreased thoracic mobility due to swelling, pain, or fusion of the vertebra. When the thoracic spine has been compromised by disease or injury, the vertebra will no longer articulate correctly and this will lead to decreased range of motion.
The thoracic spine is also susceptible to soft tissue damage which will cause pain, swelling, and thoracic immobility. When there is an injury to the intervertebral discs within the thoracic spine, free movement may become a problem. Herniated discs will often limit movement in one or more planes of motion. The thoracic spine is also supported by musculature, tendons, and ligaments that can be stressed, overused, or injured. Injuries to the back may cause mild to severe limitation on movement.
A chiropractor at Schilsky Chiropractic Center can help decrease pain and increase mobility through spinal adjustments, therapeutic modalities, and massage. Jacksonville chiropractic services have been shown to decrease back pain and mobility issues. It is time that you stopped living in pain! Call Schilsky Chiropractic Center today!