Touch is Part of Apple Country Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the discussion of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Apple Country Chiropractic delivers hands-on Williamson chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be ignored in its impact on healing and isn’t ignored by your Williamson chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with day one’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is important. A new study states that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be negated. Your Williamson chiropractor at Apple Country Chiropractic knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day and is pleased to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Williamson 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 tries to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Williamson chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver 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 proper force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Apple Country Chiropractic, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in doing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Apple Country Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and effective for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Williamson 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.

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

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