December 2022 Healthy News from Cross Chiropractic Center 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 feel their patients expect hands-on treatment. Recently, they were challenged to use remote consultations as a concern was that these don’t allow for physical examination that would lead to as conclusive and educated a diagnosis and treatment plan as they would like. (1) Recent analyses like one titled “Can You Be a Manual Therapist Without Using Your Hands?” described that telehealth has a place in assisting chronic musculoskeletal pain (back pain, neck pain, etc.) patients with pain and function improvement via guidance on exercise, etc.. Some other positives were convenience, flexibility, undivided attention, self-management, exercise guidance, pain education, etc. (2) And yet chiropractic hands-on care is at the core of chiropractic. Three distinctly hands-on professions - chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy – wrestle with placebo and nocebo effects in their care delivery. In the past, the placebo effect was often credited with positive treatment outcomes with these hands-on approaches. Today, it is increasingly recognized for its beneficial contribution to relief. The nocebo effect was described as a potential negative effect on outcomes due to things like a patients’ past experiences, concepts, expectations, and even a healthcare professional’s communication with the patient. (3) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor works to boost any possible placebo effect and downplay 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 be for blood pressure, holiday expectation pressure, peer pressure! In the chiropractic world, we chiropractors desire to reduce intradiscal disc pressures when they are high contributing to low back pain, neck pain, radicular arm pain and sciatic leg pain. The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management uses protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression (CTFDD) spinal manipulation to reduce intradiscal pressures. In a new report, researchers documented significantly decrased intradiscal pressures at all studied lumbar disc levels purporting that CTFDD may be able to draw back a protruded nucleus pulposus to the disc’s center and allow 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 little 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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Happy Holidays!

We appreciate your placing your spinal health needs in our hands all year long! Make your next Sandy Springs chiropractic visit with Cross Chiropractic Center soon! 

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