Touch is Part of Satterwhite Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the positive effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Satterwhite Chiropractic offers hands-on Oxford chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of valuable 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 Oxford chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with the first day’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is central. A recent report documents that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient explains is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch can’t be refuted. Your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic knows this to be true and sees 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 Oxford back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked on a leading 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 Oxford chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in delivering the appropriate 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 with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Satterwhite Chiropractic, 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 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 Satterwhite Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and effective for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Oxford chiropractic patients want.

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Listen to 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.

Set your next Oxford chiropractic visit soon. Satterwhite Chiropractic holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Oxford chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

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