Touch is Part of Capitol Spine & Rehabilitations 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 cannot be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation delivers hands-on Baton Rouge chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be dismissed in its impact on healing and is not ignored by your Baton Rouge 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 fundamental. A new report states that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated 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 lets the patient know 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 negated. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day 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 Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on a leading 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in delivering the proper forces to the spine, forces that provide 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 with this as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors gain that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation, 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 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 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Baton Rouge 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.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic visit soon. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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