Touch is Part of Back And Neck Care Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the beneficial effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Back And Neck Care Center delivers hands-on Severna Park chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be dismissed in its impact on healing and isn’t ignored by your Severna Park chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set starting with the first day’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is fundamental. A new report shares that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, particularly when the physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be denied. Your Severna Park chiropractor at Back And Neck Care Center recognizes that this is true and witnesses its effect daily and is pleased to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Severna Park back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on an influential study’s outcomes regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and exercise for back pain relief: “the data are compatible with a non-specific effect caused by touch.” (2) Science tries to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Severna Park chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in delivering the proper forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Back And Neck Care Center, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in doing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Back And Neck Care Center are documented, gentle, and effective for relieving pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Severna Park chiropractic patients want.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explained how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Make your next Severna Park chiropractic visit soon. Back And Neck Care Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Severna Park chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Back And Neck Care Center offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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