Chiropractic Adjustment Information : Chiropractic Thoracic Adjustment
January 16, 2020
Next let’s just talk briefly about what a
thoracic adjustment is. So the part of the thoracic spine is basically your middle back.
And it’s comprised of twelve different vertebrae. So the way we are going to do that, we’ll
actually count down through the cervical spine. So, 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7. So here’s T1 in your
first thoracic. So, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12. Now, typically you’re going to have
your rib cage also surrounding those sides in this area. And again as we would with the
cervical or the lumbar spine, the neck or the low back, we’re looking for different
types of misalignment in this area. So typically in the thoracic spine, it’s more stable because
it has a rib cage kind of supporting it. So typically unless someone has really had a
problem, we’re not going to see great sweeping thoracic curvature, lateral bending or scoliosis.
But we do typically are going to see some kinds of rotation, twisting and turning. So
again our goal as Chiropractors, in terms of performing and adjustment, is to find those
areas of misalignment and then we’re going to go in there and again direct high velocity,
low impact force, into these areas whether by hand or by instrument, to correct that
position, restore that normal function via the nervous system.