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Touch is Part of Spinal Care Clinics Relieving Back Pain Care

There is 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. Spinal Care Clinic delivers hands-on Burlington and Hamilton 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 ignored in its influence on healing and is not ignored by your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented starting with the first day’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is fundamental. A recent study documents that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, particularly when the physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient says is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be refuted. Your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor at Spinal Care Clinic knows this to be true and witnesses its effect daily and is pleased to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Burlington and Hamilton back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on an influential study’s outcomes about 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 seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.

Burlington and Hamilton CHIROPRACTIC TOUCH

Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in delivering the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the proper force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Spinal Care Clinic, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and incorporated 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 Spinal Care Clinic are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Burlington and Hamilton 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 explained how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Schedule your next Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic visit today. Spinal Care Clinic holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Burlington and Hamilton chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Spinal Care Clinic offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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