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Touch is Part of The Chiropractic TRUhealthDRs Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the beneficial effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers hands-on Colorado Springs 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 is not ignored by your Colorado Springs chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set beginning with day one’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A new report states that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce 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 examining physician touches the area the patient explains is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch can’t be denied. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR recognizes that this is true and sees 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 Colorado Springs back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on an influential 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) Science seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Colorado Springs chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in delivering the proper forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors achieve that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR, 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 found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR are documented, gentle, and effective for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients seek.

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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.

Make your next Colorado Springs chiropractic visit today. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Colorado Springs chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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