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Touch is Part of Moriarty Chiropractics Relieving Back Pain Care

November 10, 2020

There’s news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the beneficial effect of human touch can’t be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Moriarty Chiropractic offers hands-on Nashua chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long 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 Nashua chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is set beginning with the first day’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is central. A new report shares that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote 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 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 effect of touch can’t be negated. Your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic recognizes that this is true and sees its effect daily 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 Nashua back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher commented 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 then, chiropractic physicians like your Nashua chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend 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 appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Moriarty Chiropractic, research has reported just what those proper, 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 test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Moriarty Chiropractic are documented, gentle, and effective for reducing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Nashua 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 described how Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management and chiropractic treatment may influence via senses like touch.

Make your next Nashua chiropractic visit soon. Moriarty Chiropractic is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Nashua chiropractor’s hands! See you soon!

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