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Touch is Part of Chiropractic Solutionss Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s discussion 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. Chiropractic Solutions offers hands-on San Jose chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be dismissed in its influence on healing and isn’t ignored by your San Jose chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with the first day’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A new study documents that touch can initiate 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 continues through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be negated. Your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions recognizes that this is true and witnesses its effect every day and is happy to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like San Jose back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your San Jose chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely 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. It takes experience to really refine the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Chiropractic Solutions, research has reported just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in doing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were produced. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Chiropractic Solutions are documented, gentle, and efficient for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our San Jose chiropractic patients want.

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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 San Jose chiropractic visit soon. Chiropractic Solutions is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your San Jose chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

Chiropractic Solutions offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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