Touch is Part of Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuriess Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries delivers hands-on Manchester 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 is not ignored by your Manchester chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with the first day’s exam and throughout 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 reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, particularly when the examining physician touches the area the patient says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be refuted. Your Manchester chiropractor at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries knows this to be true and witnesses its effect daily 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 Manchester back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on a leading 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 tries to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Manchester chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in delivering the proper forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the proper force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors gain that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries, 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 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 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries are documented, gentle, and efficient for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Manchester 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 described how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Set your next Manchester chiropractic visit soon. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Manchester chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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