Call us to set up an appointment! 719-599-8783

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you feel your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects especially when applied to the cervical and thoracic spine areas. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR observes stress daily. The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR hears our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients request more spine treatment once they experience it! Wise chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

First, how do we react to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers strive to measure these responses. Measuring blood pressure, heart rate variability, 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 boosted parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation enhanced sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR notes that just the effect of touch is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers do their best to see how. One group did 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 charted. They concluded that spinal manipulation and mobilization may result in a significant decrease of systolic as well as 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 greater sympathetic response was noticed when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study tied 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 reduced systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is thrilled to present the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently influences painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation transcend the thoracic spine. Benefits 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 deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Colorado Springs chiropractic care The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is well-trained to provide.

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well attune parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

Schedule your next Colorado Springs chiropractic appointment today. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Colorado Springs spinal manipulation session.

 The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
« View All Spine Articles
"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."