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Touch is Part of Most Chiropractic Clinics Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the discussion 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. Most Chiropractic Clinic offers hands-on Murfreesboro chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable 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 Murfreesboro chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with day one’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is fundamental. A new study shares 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, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be refuted. Your Murfreesboro chiropractor at Most Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true and sees its effect daily 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 Murfreesboro back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on an influential 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Murfreesboro chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in providing 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 help in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Most Chiropractic Clinic, research has reported just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in performing the research study to assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Most Chiropractic Clinic are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Murfreesboro 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.

Make your next Murfreesboro chiropractic visit today. Most Chiropractic Clinic holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Murfreesboro chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

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