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Touch is Part of Johnson Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Johnson Chiropractic offers hands-on Richmond 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 ignored in its contribution to healing and is not ignored by your Richmond chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set starting with the first day’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.

TOUCH IN THE DOCTOR PATIENT REALM

Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is central. A new study documents that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be refuted. Your Richmond chiropractor at Johnson Chiropractic recognizes that this is true and sees its effect every day and is happy to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Richmond back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.

EFFECT OF TOUCH

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) Science tries to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Richmond chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.

Richmond CHIROPRACTIC TOUCH

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 be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Johnson Chiropractic, research has documented just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in doing the research study to assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Johnson Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Richmond chiropractic patients seek.

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Check out 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.

Schedule your next Richmond chiropractic visit soon. Johnson Chiropractic is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Richmond chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

 
Johnson Chiropractic offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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