Amelia Chiropractic Clinic Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you carry your stress? 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. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic observes stress every day. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic hears our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they feel it! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

First, 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 discovered that upper cervical manipulation enhanced parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation boosted sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was enhanced by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic notes that just the effect of touch is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all sorts of stimuli. Researchers do their best to document how. One group performed 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 charted. They determined that spinal manipulation and mobilization may bring about a significant decrease of systolic together with 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 seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study tied 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 is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is happy to share the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Amelia Chiropractic Clinic utilizes gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine effectively manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Advantages of manipulation of the thoracic spine extend to the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization produce similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Fernandina Beach chiropractic care Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is well-trained to deliver.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well address parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

Schedule your next Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment today. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will appreciate the attention as will your decreased pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Fernandina Beach spinal manipulation session.

 Amelia Chiropractic Clinic offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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