Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress settle? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation offers relaxing effects especially when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation observes stress every day. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation hears our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they experience it! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we respond to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers strive to quantify 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 enhanced parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation improved sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was improved by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation notices that the effect of touch alone is powerful.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers strive to see 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 documented. They concluded 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 greater parasympathetic response was seen 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 experienced reduced short-term pain and reduced systolic blood pressure(4) There’s something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is happy to share the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic care Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is well-experienced to provide.

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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 and pain responses in the body.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment today. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will be grateful for the attention as will your reduced pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Baton Rouge spinal manipulation session.

 Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation utilizes spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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