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Touch is Part of Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitations Relieving Back Pain Care

There is talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation delivers hands-on Carrolltown 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 ignored in its influence on healing and isn’t ignored by your Carrolltown 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 important. A new study shares that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to ease pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, particularly when the examining physician touches the area the patient indicates 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 refuted. Your Carrolltown chiropractor at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day and is happy to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Carrolltown back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented on an influential 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 then, chiropractic physicians like your Carrolltown chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely 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. Experience really refines the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors gain that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, research has reported just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and incorporated 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 produced. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Carrolltown chiropractic patients want.

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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 Carrolltown chiropractic visit today. Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Carrolltown chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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