Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you feel your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects especially when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries observes stress daily. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries hears our Manchester chiropractic patients request more spine treatment once they experience how good it is! Astute 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 strive to measure 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 enhanced by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries notes that just the effect of touch is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers strive to see how. One group did a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations 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 greater parasympathetic response was seen when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a larger sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study linked pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation had reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There’s something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is happy to share the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries utilizes gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to decrease pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Benefits of manipulation of the thoracic spine extend to the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization produce similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Manchester chiropractic care Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is well-trained to provide.

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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 address parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

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

 Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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