BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC HANDS-ON TREATMENT
What’s your view of chiropractic care? Chiropractors see themselves as hands-on practitioners. They also suspect that their patients expect hands-on care. In recent years, 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 normally do. (1) Recent analyses like one named “Can You Be a Manual Therapist Without Using Your Hands?” described that telehealth has a place in assisting chronic musculoskeletal pain patients with improvement to pain and function via guidance on exercise, etc.. Some other positives were convenience, flexibility, undivided attention, self-management, exercise guidance, pain education, etc. (2) And still chiropractic hands-on care is at the heart of chiropractic. Three distinctly hands-on professions - chiropractic, osteopathy, and physiotherapy – grapple with placebo and nocebo impacts in their care delivery. In the past, the placebo effect was often ascribed for positive treatment outcomes with these hands-on approaches. Today, it is increasingly recognized for its beneficial contribution to relief. The nocebo effect was explained as a potential negative effect on outcomes due to things like a patients’ past experiences, ideas, expectations, and even a healthcare professional’s communication with the patient. (3) Your Nashua chiropractor at Moriarty Chiropractic 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 view as the chiropractic forte!
TIP OF THE MONTH: Reduce the (Disc) Pressure!
This recommendation can apply to blood pressure, holiday expectation pressure, peer pressure! In the chiropractic world, we chiropractors desire to reduce intradiscal disc pressures when they are elevated resulting in low back pain, neck pain, radicular arm pain and sciatic leg pain. The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporates protocols of Cox® Technic Flexion Distraction Decompression (CTFDD) spinal manipulation to lower intradiscal pressures. In a recently published report, researchers recorded significantly decrased intradiscal pressures at all studied lumbar disc levels proposing that CTFDD may be able to draw back 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 manage the other pressures of life 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 details the value of disc nutrition in controlling spine pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
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