Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office Offers Treatment with Relaxing Effects

Where does your stress settle? Neck? Upper back? Head? Low back? Would you like some help relaxing? Chiropractic spinal manipulation may well produce relaxing effects particularly when directed to the cervical and thoracic spine regions. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office sees stress every day. Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office hears our Groton chiropractic patients ask for more spine treatment once they experience it! Astute chiropractic patients!

MEASURING RESPONSES TO SPINAL MANIPULATION: STRESS

Initially, how do we respond to stress? Sweaty palms. Rapid pulse and heart rate. We can feel these responses. Researchers strive to measure 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 discovered 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) Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office notices that just the effect of touch is influential.

EFFECTS OF MANIPULATION ON STRESS RESPONSES

The body responds to all types of stimuli. Researchers attempt to document 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 concluded 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 seen when the thoracic spine was treated. (3) Another study correlated pain response to resting blood pressure pre- and post-cervical spine non-thrust manipulation. Non-chronic neck pain patients who underwent such manipulation experienced reduced short-term pain and decreased systolic blood pressure(4) There is something to manipulation beyond pain relief, and Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is happy to present the research as it is made available.

SPINAL MANIPULATION TREATMENT

Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office uses gentle spinal manipulation applied to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine areas to reduce pain. Spinal manipulation of the thoracic spine efficiently influences 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 deliver similar changes in patients’ pressure pain thresholds and reduce neck pain intensity. (6) These are benefits of Groton chiropractic care Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office is well-trained to provide.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he illustrates 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 Groton chiropractic appointment today. Your neck and shoulders and upper back will be grateful for the attention as will your reduced pain and heart rate and blood pressure after a gentle Groton spinal manipulation session.

 Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office offers spinal manipulation for its calming effects for stress responses.
 
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