Spine & Sports Rehab Center Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you carry your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects particularly when applied to the cervical and thoracic spine areas. Spine & Sports Rehab Center observes stress every day. Spine & Sports Rehab Center hears our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients request more spine treatment once they feel how good it is! Wise chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we react to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers want to quantify these responses. Measuring blood pressure, heart rate variability, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers discovered that upper cervical manipulation boosted parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation improved sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Interestingly, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Spine & Sports Rehab Center notices that the effect of touch alone is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers strive to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Changes in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were charted. They determined that spinal manipulation and mobilization may result in a significant decrease of systolic together with diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability stated that a larger parasympathetic response was noted when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a greater sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study tied pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation experienced reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There’s something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Spine & Sports Rehab Center is pleased to present the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Spine & Sports Rehab Center uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently influences painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation transcend the thoracic spine. Benefits of manipulation of the thoracic spine reach the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Baton Rouge chiropractic care Spine & Sports Rehab Center is well-equipped to deliver.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well attune parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as pain responses in the body.

Make your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment soon. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Baton Rouge spinal manipulation session.

 Spine & Sports Rehab Center utilizes spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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