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Touch is Part of Manahawkin Chiropractic Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

There is news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the positive effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers hands-on Manahawkin 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 dismissed in its contribution to healing and is not ignored by your Manahawkin chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with the first day’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is central. A recent study states that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to ease 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 physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be refuted. Your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center recognizes that this is true and sees its effect every day and is pleased to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Manahawkin back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


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


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in providing the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the proper force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors gain that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in performing the research study to assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were produced. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Manahawkin 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 explained how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Set your next Manahawkin chiropractic visit soon. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Manahawkin chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

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