Touch is Part of Layden Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s discussion 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. Layden Chiropractic offers hands-on Plainville chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be dismissed in its influence on healing and is not ignored by your Plainville chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with the first day’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A new study shares 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 physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be negated. Your Plainville chiropractor at Layden Chiropractic knows this to be true and sees its effect daily 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 Plainville back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on a leading 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 tries to quantify. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Plainville 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 provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the proper force application. Today, though, technology may help with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Layden Chiropractic, 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 an extra, in performing the research study to assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Layden Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Plainville 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 described how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Schedule your next Plainville chiropractic visit today. Layden Chiropractic holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Plainville chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

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