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Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where do you carry your stress? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Do you want some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects especially when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. sees stress daily. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. hears our Auburn chiropractic patients request more spine treatment once they feel it! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

First, how do we react 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 found that upper cervical manipulation boosted parasympathetic (calming) system and lower cervical manipulation improved sympathetic (fight or flight) activity. Curiously, neck pain patients’ parasympathetic activity was boosted by both upper and lower cervical manipulation. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. notes that the effect of touch alone is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers attempt to see how. One group performed a meta-analysis of multiple studies about the effect of spinal manipulation and mobilization on cardiovascular responses. Variations in systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate were charted. They determined 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 greater parasympathetic response was seen when cervical and lumbar spine areas were treated while a larger sympathetic response was noticed 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 had reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is pleased to present the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently manages painful mechanical thoracic spine pain better than placebo treatment. (5) Effects of thoracic manipulation go beyond the thoracic spine. Advantages 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 produce similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and decrease neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Auburn chiropractic care Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 explains how chiropractic and The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management may well attune parasympathetic and sympathetic and pain responses in the body.

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

 Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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