Back And Neck Care Center Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress go? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects particularly when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine areas. Back And Neck Care Center observes stress every day. Back And Neck Care Center hears our Severna Park chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they experience how good it is! Wise chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we respond to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers want to measure these responses. Measuring blood pressure, heart rate variability, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers found that upper cervical manipulation enhanced parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation boosted sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Back And Neck Care Center notices that the effect of touch alone is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers attempt to see how. One group did a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were documented. They concluded that spinal manipulation and mobilization may bring about a significant decrease of systolic together with diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability reported that a larger parasympathetic response was noted when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a greater sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study tied pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation had reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There’s something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Back And Neck Care Center is thrilled to present the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Back And Neck Care Center uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to decrease pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Advantages of manipulation of the thoracic spine reach the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization produce similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Severna Park chiropractic care Back And Neck Care Center is well-equipped to provide.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well address parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as pain responses in the body.

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment soon. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Severna Park spinal manipulation session.

 Back And Neck Care Center offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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