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Touch is Part of Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centres Relieving Back Pain Care

There’s talk of artificial intelligence and the future of robots and computers in our lives, the benefit of human touch cannot be replaced. Chiropractic is a hands-on profession. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre delivers hands-on Toronto 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 isn’t ignored by your Toronto chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established beginning with day one’s exam and throughout the whole treatment process.


Touch in the doctor-patient relationship is important. A new report states that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to ease 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 examining physician touches the area the patient indicates is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor understands the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be refuted. Your Toronto chiropractor at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre recognizes that this is true and sees 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 Toronto 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) Human touch has an effect that science seeks to quantify. Until that is done, chiropractic physicians like your Toronto chiropractor will welcome the effect of touch as they deliver spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in delivering the appropriate forces to the spine, forces that provide pain relief for the back pain and neck pain patient. It takes experience to really refine the appropriate force application. Today, though, technology may be helpful with this as force-feedback systems are helping doctors acquire that vital experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, research has reported just what those proper, 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 performing 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre are documented, gentle, and effective for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome combination our Toronto 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.

Make your next Toronto chiropractic visit today. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will replace your Toronto chiropractor’s hands! Come by soon!

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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