Touch is Part of Pensacola Spinal Rehab Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the news 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. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers hands-on Pensacola chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be ignored in its contribution to healing and is not ignored by your Pensacola chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set beginning with day one’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A new study shares that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, particularly when the physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be negated. Your Pensacola chiropractor at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center recognizes that this is true and witnesses its effect daily and is pleased to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Pensacola back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on a leading 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 that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Pensacola chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver 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 proper force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors gain that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in performing 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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center are documented, gentle, and effective for easing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Pensacola chiropractic patients want.

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Listen to 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 Pensacola chiropractic visit today. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Pensacola chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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