Layden Chiropractic Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress go? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects particularly when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Layden Chiropractic observes stress daily. Layden Chiropractic hears our Plainville chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they experience it! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we react to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers strive to quantify these responses. Measuring heart rate variability, blood pressure, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers discovered that upper cervical manipulation boosted parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation boosted sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Interestingly, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Layden Chiropractic notices that the effect of touch alone is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers attempt to document how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were documented. They determined that spinal manipulation and mobilization may bring about a significant decrease of systolic together with diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability reported that a greater parasympathetic response was seen when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a larger sympathetic response was noticed when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study correlated pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation had reduced short-term pain and reduced systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Layden Chiropractic is happy to share the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Layden Chiropractic uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Benefits of manipulation of the thoracic spine reach the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization produce similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and reduce neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Plainville chiropractic care Layden Chiropractic is well-experienced to deliver.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well attune parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as pain responses in the body.

Make your next Plainville chiropractic appointment soon. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your reduced pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Plainville spinal manipulation session.

 Layden Chiropractic offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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