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December 2022 Healthy News from The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Chiropractic Hands-on Care to Decrease Disc Pressures Among Other Benefits

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BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC HANDS-ON TREATMENT

What type of care do you think of when asked about chiropractic? Hands-on, right? Chiropractors see themselves as hands-on practitioners. They also suspect that their patients expect hands-on treatment. In recent years, they faced with using remote consultations with some concern as there was a limitation with their not being able to do a physical examination that would lead to as conclusive and well-informed diagnosis and treatment plan as they would like. (1) Recent analyses like one named “Can You Be a Manual Therapist Without Using Your Hands?” described that telehealth has a place in helping chronic musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, etc.) patients with improvement to pain and function via guidance on exercise and such. Some other positives were convenience, flexibility, undivided attention, self-management, exercise guidance, pain education, etc. (2) And still chiropractic hands-on care is at the core of chiropractic. Three distinctly hands-on professions - chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy – wrestle with placebo and nocebo impacts in their care delivery. In the past, the placebo effect was often credited with positive treatment outcomes with these hands-on methods. Today, it is increasingly recognized for its beneficial contribution to relief. The nocebo effect was explained as a potential negative effect on outcomes due to things like a patients’ past experiences, ideas, expectations, and even a healthcare professional’s interaction with the patient. (3) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor strives to enhance any possible placebo effect and modulate any possible nocebo effect to provide you with the best possible pain-relieving clinical outcome with our hands-on treatment that we both most likely view as the chiropractic forte!

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TIP OF THE MONTH:  Reduce the (Disc) Pressure!

This recommendation can apply to blood pressure, holiday pressure, peer pressure! In the chiropractic world, we chiropractors want to reduce intradiscal disc pressures when they are elevated causing low back pain, neck pain, radicular arm pain and sciatic leg pain. The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression (CTFDD) spinal manipulation to lower intradiscal pressures. In a new report, researchers documented significantly lowered intradiscal pressures at all studied lumbar disc levels proposing that CTFDD may be able to pull a protruded nucleus pulposus to the disc’s center and permit better flow of nutrients into the disc. (4) We may not be able to reduce all of life’s pressures, but we can at least reduce one! Bring your painful spine to us. Reducing spinal disc pressures may even help you cope better with other life pressures a bit more easily, too.

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of CTFDD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he details the importance of disc nutrition in managing spine pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

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