Touch is Part of Pflugerville Wellness 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. Pflugerville Wellness Center delivers hands-on Pflugerville chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be ignored in its impact on healing and is not ignored by your Pflugerville chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established beginning with the first day’s exam and extending through the entire treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is central. A new study shares that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated 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 indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be refuted. Your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center knows this to be true and witnesses its effect daily and is happy to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Pflugerville 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) Science seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Pflugerville chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend 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 in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors gain that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Pflugerville Wellness Center, research has reported just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Pflugerville chiropractic patients seek.

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Listen to 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.

Set your next Pflugerville chiropractic visit soon. Pflugerville Wellness Center is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Pflugerville chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

Pflugerville Wellness Center offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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