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Touch is Part of New Roads Chiropractic Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

There is discussion of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the beneficial effect of human touch can’t be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. New Roads Chiropractic Center offers hands-on New Roads 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 ignored in its contribution to healing and isn’t ignored by your New Roads chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set starting with the first day’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is fundamental. A new study states that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to ease 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, especially when the physician conducting the exam touches the spot the patient says is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be refuted. Your New Roads chiropractor at New Roads Chiropractic Center recognizes that this is true and witnesses its effect daily 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 New Roads back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on an influential 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) Human touch has an effect that science tries to quantify. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your New Roads chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely 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 acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at New Roads Chiropractic Center, research has reported just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in performing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at New Roads Chiropractic Center are documented, gentle, and effective for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our New Roads 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 New Roads chiropractic visit today. New Roads Chiropractic Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your New Roads chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

New Roads Chiropractic Center offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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