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Wilson Family Chiropractic Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress settle? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects especially when applied to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Wilson Family Chiropractic sees stress daily. Wilson Family Chiropractic hears our Millville chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they feel how good it is! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

First, how do we respond to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers want 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 enhanced parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation improved sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Interestingly, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was boosted by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic notes that just the effect of touch is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers strive to document how. One group did a meta-analysis of multiple studies regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Changes 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 larger parasympathetic response was noted when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a larger sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study tied 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 decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Wilson Family Chiropractic is thrilled to share the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Wilson Family Chiropractic utilizes gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively influences painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Advantages 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 deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Millville chiropractic care Wilson Family Chiropractic is well-trained 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 address parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as pain responses in the body.

Make your next Millville chiropractic appointment today. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will be grateful for the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Millville spinal manipulation session.

 Wilson Family Chiropractic offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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