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Blood Serum Tests May Point to How San Jose Spinal Manipulation Reduces Pain

“Doc, I feel better!”

“Thank you! My back doesn’t hurt like it did.”

McMurray Chiropractic Solutions hears these sorts of things all day long. We're always very pleased when we do! It is the goal of our San Jose chiropractic services. Assisting our San Jose back pain and neck pain patients to find relief is the mission of our San Jose chiropractic practice. Usually we have to hear such reports from patients or do physical tests to see how they are reacting, but excitingly research is reporting new ways to document pain relief responses.

There are sheaves of cases reports and medical literature published describing how spinal manipulation relieves pain. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions keeps many of these in our library to share with interested San Jose neck pain and back pain patients who are interested. During years of chiropractic education in school and at the post graduate level, chiropractic physicians are taught how to document patient response to chiropractic spinal manipulation. Insurance companies require such information, too, so McMurray Chiropractic Solutions makes sure to record your input and response to the treatment plan. Documentation includes subjective patient reports like the visual analog scale (“How do you feel on a scale of 1% to 100%?”) and objective tests (range of motion and such) easily performed during the examination. Chiropractors strive to help patients with non-surgical care for pain relief

image of red blood plateletsToday, researchers report that blood serum testing can record the immediate effects of spinal manipulation! It's not a standard of the examination process yet, but it may be one day! Why? Substance P is a transmitter of pain sensation. McMurray Chiropractic Solutions understands the role of substance P in back pain. Chiropractic care’s goal is to reduce pain. So these researchers found that spinal manipulation administered to asymptomatic people increases substance P levels in the serum thereby increasing the pain pressure threshold; the level of pain tolerance is increased. (1) That’s a good thing!  San Jose chiropractic spinal manipulation may produce a hypoalgesic – a reduced pain perception – effect for patients. It’s amazing just how sophisticated spinal manipulation’s effects are!

So if you have back pain or neck pain, come for a San Jose chiropractic visit at McMurray Chiropractic Solutions. Reduced pain may be in your future! Contact McMurray Chiropractic Solutions today.

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