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Touch is Part of Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centerss Relieving Back Pain Care

November 10, 2020

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 replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers delivers hands-on Baton Rouge chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set beginning with day one’s exam and extending through the entire treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is central. A new study states that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, especially when the physician doing the exam touches the area the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be denied. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers knows this to be true and sees its effect every day 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 Baton Rouge 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 then, chiropractic physicians like your Baton Rouge chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend 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 be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in performing 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 Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers are documented, gentle, and effective for easing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Baton Rouge 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 described how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Make your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit soon. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain.