Touch is Part of Executive Chiropractic of Iowas Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s news of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the positive effect of human touch can’t be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa delivers hands-on West Des Moines chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be ignored in its influence on healing and is not ignored by your West Des Moines chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established starting with day one’s exam and throughout the whole 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 ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers stated 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 says is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be denied. Your West Des Moines chiropractor at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa recognizes that this is true and witnesses its effect every day 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 West Des Moines back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked 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 that is done, chiropractic physicians like your West Des Moines chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in providing the proper forces to the spine, forces that deliver pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the proper force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, in doing the research study to assess forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were documented. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa are documented, gentle, and effective for relieving pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our West Des Moines 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.

Set your next West Des Moines chiropractic visit today. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your West Des Moines chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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