Minster Chiropractic Center Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress go? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects particularly when applied to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Minster Chiropractic Center sees stress daily. Minster Chiropractic Center hears our Minster 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 strive to measure these responses. Measuring blood pressure, heart rate variability, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers found that upper cervical manipulation improved parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation improved sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was boosted by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center notes that just the effect of touch is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers do their best to document how. One group did a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Changes in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were charted. They determined that spinal manipulation and mobilization may bring about a significant decrease of systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability stated that a larger parasympathetic response was noted when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a greater 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 decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Minster Chiropractic Center is thrilled to present the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Minster Chiropractic Center 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 transcend 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 deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and reduce neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Minster chiropractic care Minster Chiropractic Center 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 attune parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as pain responses in the body.

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

 Minster Chiropractic Center offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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