Touch is Part of Young Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

November 10, 2020

There is news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Young Chiropractic delivers hands-on Easley chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be dismissed in its influence on healing and isn’t ignored by your Easley chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established starting with day one’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is central. A recent report documents that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease 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 physician doing the exam touches the area the patient explains is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch can’t be negated. Your Easley chiropractor at Young Chiropractic recognizes that this is 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 Easley 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Easley chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in delivering the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may help with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors gain that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Young Chiropractic, research has reported 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 test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Young Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and efficient for reducing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Easley chiropractic patients want.

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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 Easley chiropractic visit soon. Young Chiropractic is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Easley chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

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