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Touch is Part of Lombardy Chiropractic Clinics Relieving Back Pain Care

November 10, 2020

There is news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic offers hands-on Augusta 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 contribution to healing and is not ignored by your Augusta chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set beginning with day one’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is central. A recent study shares that touch can initiate 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 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 influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The effect of touch cannot be negated. Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic knows this to be true and witnesses its effect every day 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 Augusta 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) Science seeks to quantify just how human touch affects back pain relief. Until then, chiropractic physicians like your Augusta 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. Experience really refines the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are helping doctors achieve that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic, research has documented 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 a bonus, 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Augusta 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 explained how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Make your next Augusta chiropractic visit soon. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Augusta chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

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