BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC HANDS-ON TREATMENT
What type of care do you think of when asked about chiropractic? Hands-on, right? Chiropractors see themselves as hands-on practitioners. They also suspect that their patients look for hands-on treatment. Recently, they were challenged to use remote consultations as a concern was that these don’t allow for physical examination that would lead to as definitive and educated a diagnosis and treatment plan as they would like. (1) Recent analyses like one named “Can You Be a Manual Therapist Without Using Your Hands?” described that telehealth has a place in helping chronic musculoskeletal pain patients with improvement to pain and function via guidance on exercise and such. Some other positives were convenience, flexibility, undivided attention, self-management, exercise guidance, pain education, etc. (2) And yet chiropractic hands-on care is at the heart of chiropractic. Three distinctly hands-on professions - chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy – grapple with placebo and nocebo effects in their care delivery. Once, the placebo effect was cometimes credited with positive treatment outcomes with these hands-on methods. Today, it is increasingly recognized for its beneficial contribution to relief. The nocebo effect was described as a potential negative effect on outcomes because of things like a patients’ past experiences, ideas, expectations, and even a healthcare professional’s communication with the patient. (3) Your Augusta chiropractor at Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic strives to enhance any possible placebo effect and modulate any possible nocebo effect to provide you with the best possible pain-relieving clinical outcome with our hands-on treatment that we both most likely see as the chiropractic forte!
TIP OF THE MONTH: Reduce the (Disc) Pressure!
This advice can apply to blood pressure, holiday expectation pressure, peer pressure! In the chiropractic world, we chiropractors want to reduce intradiscal disc pressures when they are raised resulting in low back pain, neck pain, radicular arm pain and sciatic leg pain. The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management utilizes protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression (CTFDD) spinal manipulation to lower intradiscal pressures. In a recently published paper, researchers recorded significantly lowered intradiscal pressures at all studied lumbar disc levels proposing that CTFDD may be able to pull a protruded nucleus pulposus to the disc’s center and permit better flow of nutrients into the disc. (4) We may not be able to reduce all the pressures of life, but we can at least reduce one! Bring your painful spine to us. Decreasing spinal disc pressures may even help you cope better with other life pressures a bit more easily, too.
Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox, developer of CTFDD, on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes the importance of disc nutrition in controlling spine pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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