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Touch is Part of Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburns Relieving Back Pain Care

For all the 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. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn delivers hands-on Ashburn chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be dismissed in its influence on healing and is not ignored by your Ashburn chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented starting with the first day’s exam and extending through the entire treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A new study states that touch can produce neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and reduce}decrease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated that the effect of touch begins with the confident handshake and continues through the physical examination, especially when the physician conducting the exam touches the spot the patient says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be denied. Your Ashburn chiropractor at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn recognizes that this is true and witnesses its effect every day and is pleased to see its importance discussed in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Ashburn 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 that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Ashburn chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in providing the proper forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. Experience really refines the proper force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors achieve that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn, research has documented just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and integrated 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 found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn are documented, gentle, and efficient for easing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Ashburn chiropractic patients seek.

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Check out 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.

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

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that integrates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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