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Touch is Part of Hollstrom & Associates Incs Relieving Back Pain Care

There is talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be supplanted. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers hands-on Largo chiropractic care. Chiropractic has an extensive history of effective manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch cannot be dismissed in its contribution to healing and is not ignored by your Largo chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is implemented beginning with day one’s exam and extending through the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is fundamental. A recent study documents that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers wrote that the effect of touch starts with the confident handshake and extends through the physical examination, especially when the examining physician touches the area the patient says is painful. This lets the patient know that the doctor comprehends the patient’s pain. Touch also influences treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be negated. Your Largo chiropractor at Hollstrom & Associates Inc recognizes that this is true and sees its effect every day and is pleased to see its importance presented in the medical literature for manual therapy’s beneficial role in the health care system for conditions like Largo 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 then, chiropractic physicians like your Largo chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors depend on their sense of touch in providing the appropriate 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 in this area as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system used at Hollstrom & Associates Inc, research has reported just what those proper, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been developed and incorporated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As a bonus, in doing the research study to test forces with patients, no serious adverse effects were found. “First, do no harm.”)  (5,6) The Cox® Technic flexion distraction procedures used at Hollstrom & Associates Inc are documented, gentle, and efficient for reducing pain and decreasing intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Largo 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 Largo chiropractic visit soon. Hollstrom & Associates Inc holds fast to our commitment to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Largo chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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