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Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you carry your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some assistance in relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects especially when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine areas. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn observes stress every day. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn hears our Ashburn chiropractic patients request more spine treatment once they feel how good it is! Wise chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we respond to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers want to quantify these responses. Measuring heart rate variability, blood pressure, heart rate, and numeric pain scale after treating upper and lower cervical spine segments of healthy and neck pain patients, researchers discovered that upper cervical manipulation boosted parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation enhanced sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Interestingly, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was boosted by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn notices that the effect of touch alone is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers strive to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies regarding the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were documented. They concluded that spinal manipulation and mobilization may result in a significant decrease of systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure. (2) An analysis of articles about the effect of spinal manipulation on heart rate variability reported that a larger parasympathetic response was noted when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a larger sympathetic response was seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study tied pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation experienced reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There’s something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is thrilled to present the research as it comes available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently influences painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation transcend the thoracic spine. Benefits of manipulation of the thoracic spine extend to the cervical spine for patients with bilateral chronic mechanical neck pain. Thoracic thrust manipulation and non-thrust mobilization deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Ashburn chiropractic care Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is well-trained to deliver.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well address parasympathetic and sympathetic as well as pain responses in the body.

Make your next Ashburn chiropractic appointment now. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will be grateful for the attention as will your reduced pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Ashburn spinal manipulation session.

 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn utilizes spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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