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New Roads Chiropractic Center Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress settle? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects particularly when applied to the cervical and thoracic spine areas. New Roads Chiropractic Center observes stress daily. New Roads Chiropractic Center hears our New Roads chiropractic patients request more spine treatment once they feel it! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we respond to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers strive to quantify these responses. Measuring heart rate variability, blood pressure, 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 enhanced parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation boosted sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Interestingly, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center notices that just the effect of touch is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers strive to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Changes in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were documented. They concluded that spinal manipulation and mobilization may bring about 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 noted 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center is thrilled to present the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

New Roads Chiropractic Center utilizes gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation transcend the thoracic spine. Advantages of manipulation of the thoracic spine reach 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 reduce neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of New Roads chiropractic care New Roads Chiropractic Center is well-experienced 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.

Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic appointment soon. 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 New Roads spinal manipulation session.

 New Roads Chiropractic Center utilizes spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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