Touch is Part of Spine & Sports Rehab Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the beneficial effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Spine & Sports Rehab Center delivers hands-on Baton Rouge chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be ignored in its impact on healing and isn’t ignored by your Baton Rouge chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established starting with the first day’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A recent study shares that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be denied. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center recognizes that this is 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 Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on an influential 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 seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Baton Rouge chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in providing the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that deliver 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 helping doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Spine & Sports Rehab Center, 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 a bonus, 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 Spine & Sports Rehab Center 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 seek.

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Listen to 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.

Set your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit soon. Spine & Sports Rehab Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Spine & Sports Rehab Center offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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