Touch is Part of New Hampshire Spine and Sports Relieving Back Pain Care

November 10, 2020

For all the discussion of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the beneficial effect of human touch cannot be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. New Hampshire Spine and Sport delivers hands-on Southern New Hampshire chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be dismissed in its impact on healing and is not ignored by your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with day one’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A recent report shares that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the physician doing the exam touches the area the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch can’t be refuted. Your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor at New Hampshire Spine and Sport recognizes that this is true and sees its effect daily and is pleased to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Southern New Hampshire back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.

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Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in delivering 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 proper force application. Today, though, technology may help in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at New Hampshire Spine and Sport, research has documented just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in doing the research study to assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at New Hampshire Spine and Sport are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Southern New Hampshire 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 explained how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Schedule your next Southern New Hampshire chiropractic visit soon. New Hampshire Spine and Sport holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Southern New Hampshire chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

New Hampshire Spine and Sport offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain.