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Touch is Part of Chiropractic Cares Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s discussion of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the positive effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Chiropractic Care offers hands-on West Palm Beach chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be dismissed in its influence on healing and isn’t ignored by your West Palm Beach chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with the first day’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is important. A new report documents that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the physician conducting the exam touches the spot the patient says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch can’t be refuted. Your West Palm Beach chiropractor at Chiropractic Care knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day 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 West Palm Beach back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on a leading 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your West Palm Beach chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in providing the proper forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Chiropractic Care, research has documented just what those proper, 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 assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were produced. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Chiropractic Care are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients seek.

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

Make your next West Palm Beach chiropractic visit soon. Chiropractic Care holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your West Palm Beach chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Chiropractic Care offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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