Touch is Part of Palmer Chiropractic Centers 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 can’t be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Palmer Chiropractic Center offers hands-on Lynchburg chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be dismissed in its contribution to healing and isn’t ignored by your Lynchburg chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established beginning with the first day’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is fundamental. A recent study shares that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, particularly when the examining physician 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 refuted. Your Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center knows this to be 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 Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in delivering the proper forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the proper force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Palmer Chiropractic Center, research has reported just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created 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 documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Palmer Chiropractic Center are documented, gentle, and efficient for relieving pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg chiropractic visit soon. Palmer Chiropractic Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Lynchburg chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

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