Touch is Part of Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Offices Relieving Back Pain Care

There is news 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. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers hands-on Groton chiropractic care. Chiropractic has a long history of valuable manual manipulation and treatment for back pain, neck pain and related extremity pain. Touch can’t be dismissed in its influence on healing and is not ignored by your Groton chiropractor as your pain-relieving treatment plan is established starting with the first day’s exam and throughout the entire treatment process.


Touch in the relationship between doctor and patient is important. A new report shares that touch can initiate neuromodulatory effects to reduce pain and ease patient anxiety about the pain. Researchers reported 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 explains is painful. This confirms to the patient that the doctor gets the patient’s pain. Touch also extends into treatment for manual and manipulative treating physicians. (1) The impact of touch cannot be negated. Your Groton chiropractor at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office knows this to be 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 Groton back pain, neck pain, arm pain, and sciatic leg pain.


A researcher remarked 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 Groton chiropractor will embrace the effect of touch as they provide spinal manipulation with their hands.


Chiropractors rely on their sense of touch in delivering 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 with this as force-feedback systems are assisting doctors acquire that key experience. With the chiropractic technique system utilized at Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office, research has documented just what those appropriate, pain-relieving forces are. (3,4) Force-measuring equipment has been created and integrated into teaching and daily-use chiropractic tables. (As an extra, 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 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office are documented, gentle, and effective for easing pain and dropping intradiscal pressures (7,8). That is a chiropractic treatment outcome arrangement our Groton 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 Groton chiropractic visit soon. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is committed to hands-on treatment for pain relief. No computer or AI system will substitute for your Groton chiropractor’s hands! Visit us soon!

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers pain-relieving chiropractic care that incorporates touch, an important factor in relieving pain. 
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