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Touch is Part of Cox Chiropractic Medicine INCs Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC offers hands-on Fort Wayne 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 impact on healing and isn’t ignored by your Fort Wayne chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established starting with day one’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is important. A recent report documents that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be denied. Your Fort Wayne chiropractor at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day 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 Fort Wayne back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on an influential 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 tries to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Fort Wayne chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in providing the proper 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 help in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC, 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 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 Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC are documented, gentle, and efficient for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients want.

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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.

Make your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Fort Wayne chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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