Touch is Part of Amelia Chiropractic Clinics Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers hands-on Fernandina Beach 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 Fernandina Beach chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set starting with day one’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is fundamental. A new report documents that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient says is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be denied. Your Fernandina Beach chiropractor at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true and sees its effect every day and is happy to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Fernandina Beach 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 seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Fernandina Beach chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver 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. It takes experience to really refine the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic, research has documented just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in doing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Amelia Chiropractic Clinic are documented, gentle, and efficient for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients seek.

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Check out 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.

Make your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic visit soon. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Fernandina Beach chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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