Touch is Part of Minster Chiropractic Centers Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s news 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. Minster Chiropractic Center delivers hands-on Minster 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 contribution to healing and isn’t ignored by your Minster chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established starting with day one’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is central. A recent report shares that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, particularly when the examining physician touches the area the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch can’t be negated. Your Minster chiropractor at Minster Chiropractic Center recognizes that this is true and sees its effect daily and is pleased to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Minster back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on an influential 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 Minster chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in providing the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Minster Chiropractic Center, research has reported just what those proper, 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 produced. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Minster Chiropractic Center are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Minster chiropractic patients want.

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Listen to 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 Minster chiropractic visit today. Minster Chiropractic Center holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Minster chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

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