Touch is Part of Cross 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 replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Cross Chiropractic Center offers hands-on Sandy Springs chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented starting with the first day’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is important. A new report states that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be refuted. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross Chiropractic Center recognizes that this is true and sees its effect every day 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 Sandy Springs back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on a leading study’s outcomes about 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 that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Sandy 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 proper force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Cross Chiropractic Center, research has reported 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 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 Cross Chiropractic Center are documented, gentle, and efficient for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Sandy Springs chiropractic patients seek.

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Check out 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic visit today. Cross Chiropractic Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Sandy Springs chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

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