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Touch is Part of Wilson Family Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

There is talk 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. Wilson Family Chiropractic delivers hands-on Millville 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 ignored in its influence on healing and isn’t ignored by your Millville chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set starting with day one’s exam and extending through the entire treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is fundamental. A recent study states that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, particularly when the physician conducting the exam touches the spot the patient says 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 impact of touch cannot be denied. Your Millville chiropractor at Wilson Family Chiropractic recognizes that this is true and sees its effect daily 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 Millville 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 seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Millville chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in providing the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors gain that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Wilson Family Chiropractic, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in doing 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 Wilson Family Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Millville 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.

Schedule your next Millville chiropractic visit today. Wilson Family Chiropractic is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Millville chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

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