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Touch is Part of Soft Health and Healing 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 can’t be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers hands-on Brooks chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be ignored in its contribution to healing and isn’t ignored by your Brooks chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established beginning with day one’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is fundamental. A new study documents that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, particularly when the physician doing the exam touches the spot the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient 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 denied. Your Brooks chiropractor at Soft Health and Healing Clinic recognizes that this is true and sees its effect daily and is pleased to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Brooks 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Brooks chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in providing the appropriate 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 in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Soft Health and Healing Clinic, research has documented just what those appropriate, 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 performing 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 Soft Health and Healing Clinic are documented, gentle, and efficient for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Brooks 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.

Schedule your next Brooks chiropractic visit today. Soft Health and Healing Clinic is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Brooks chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Soft Health and Healing Clinic offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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